Industrial designers (NOC 2252)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 16.00$
Median 21.01$
Maximum 43.59$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
3,500
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for manufactured products. They are employed by manufacturing industries and private design firms or they may be self-employed.

Main duties

  • Industrial designers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Consult with client, engineers or production specialists to establish product requirements
  • - Analyze the intended use of product and user preferences
  • - Conduct research into cost, properties of production materials and methods of production
  • - Continued…
  • - Prepare design concepts, sketches or models for approval
  • - Prepare manufacturing drawings, specifications and guidelines for production and construct prototype of design
  • - Consult with engineers and production staff during manufacturing stage.

Employment requirements

  • * A university degree in industrial design, architecture, engineering or A college diploma in industrial design is required.
  • * Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.

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