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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 $33.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $20.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation for the near future. The majority of job vacancies will come from retirements.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Drafting Technologists and Technicians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||21.63||33.00||65.87||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||25.60||30.55||41.09||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.00||22.50||38.46||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||17.50||25.64||35.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||–||–||–||–|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||17.00||27.88||48.08||2014|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||25.00||49.45||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.50||26.00||49.45||2016|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||15.50||26.00||49.45||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||15.50||26.00||49.45||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||17.00||20.00||26.92||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||22.00||26.42||34.62||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes drafting technologists and technicians, is $32.47. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,190, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $62,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.