Job outlook Illustrator And Graphic Designer near Toronto (ON)

Job opportunities for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) are fair near Toronto (ON) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an illustrator and graphic designer.

Job opportunities near Toronto (ON)

illustrator and graphic designer
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of workers in this occupation, and of graphic design, advertising and public relation firms. Ontario's interactive digital media companies also have a strong presence in Toronto. A few related operations have been expanding in the Greater Toronto Area, including film production studios. Skills related to animation and 2D and 3D conversion may be of particular interest.

Toronto is a hub for financial services, which should be a key source of employment, as well as digital laboratories that support this industry. Technology companies in this region tend to be the main recipients of private venture capital funding in the province, which may support start-up companies in this field.

Here are some key facts about Graphic designers and illustrators in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 20,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Graphic designers and illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 55%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%

Job opportunities in Ontario


The job outlook for an illustrator and graphic designer working in Ontario is fair over the next 3 years.

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