Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

(NOC 5241)


These comments apply to the career group Creative Designers and Craftspersons, which includes Graphic Designers and Illustrators.

Despite the sharp growth forecast for the next few years, candidates will face very strong competition because of the great popularity of this occupation. In fact, the labour market status of the graduates of the main training programs leading to this occupation is not as good as it is for graduates of vocational and technical programs overall.

Candidates' portfolios, talent and creativity are keys to access to this occupation. The occupation features many self-employed workers.

Skills most in demand for illustrators are artistic ability and personal style.

Job Seekers: 39,517
Job Openings: 46,486

Job prospects for this career are rated Fair

Last Updated: May 19, 2012