Draftsperson / Draftsman Salary Canada

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Average Drafting Technologists and Technician’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Drafting Technologists and Technicians.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2253.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: drafting technician, draftsperson, draftsman, computer-assisted design and drafting technologist and engineering design and drafting technologist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $36.06 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $23.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $55,000 – $75,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. The majority of job vacancies will come from retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Drafting Technologists and Technicians in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 24.04 36.06 49.28 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.35 35.30 54.96 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 16.00 26.92 35.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.95 25.00 43.49 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 19.00 25.64 40.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 18.00 27.40 38.46 2018
Toronto – Ontario 18.00 26.67 46.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 26.15 37.50 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.30 25.00 52.88 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 22.00 30.29 35.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 18.00 26.15 43.26 2018
Montreal – Quebec 16.67 23.00 29.81 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 22.12 30.00 36.42 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Developing and preparing engineering designs and drawings
›› Writing technical reports
›› Operating CADD (computer-aided design and drafting) systems
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes drafting technologists and technicians, is $33.65. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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