Drafting technologists and technicians

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Overview

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

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Source: Employment and Social Development Canada.

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Apprenticeship pathways
Apprenticeships  can lead to the following trades included in this occupation group.
This table lists the apprenticeship programs related to trades included in this occupation, the trade codes, and whether the programs are voluntary, compulsory, or have a Red Seal designation.
Trade name
Trade code
Classification
Red Seal*
Draftsperson  Tool and Die Design
614C
Voluntary
Draftsperson  Plastic Mould Design
614B
Voluntary
Draftsperson  Mechanical
614A
Voluntary

Yes, Red Seal * Red Seal refers to trades where certification is recognized across Canada. In Ontario, there are some trades that have different names in comparison to the Red Seal names. Learn more about the Red Seal program.
Note: The share of workers who have completed apprenticeship certification varies across occupational groups where apprenticeship is identified as a possible pathway. In some cases, this share may be relatively small, which would suggest that there may be fewer apprenticeship opportunities in the occupation. Data from Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census showing the highest level of education attained by occupation are contained in table 98-400-X2016295.

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Sources: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census (distribution of workers). Burning Glass Technologies, Labour Insight™ (job postings). Time frame is January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

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