Architectural technologists and technicians

Architectural technologists and technicians

NOC
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May work independently or provide technical support to architects and civil engineers by conducting research, preparing drawings, specifications and contracts, and supervising construction projects.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$55,320
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

74
 

% Working Full Time

86%
 

% Working Full Year

64%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Architectural technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in conducting research, preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts and in supervising construction projects. Architectural technologists and technicians are employed by architectural and construction firms, and governments.

Main Duties

Architectural technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist in the development of architectural designs
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
  • Prepare manual and CAD (computer-assisted design) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions
  • Construct architectural and display models, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs
  • Prepare contract and bidding documents
  • May supervise drafters, technicians and technologists on the architectural team
  • May supervise construction projects and co-ordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others.

Also Known As

  • architectural design technician
  • architectural design technologist
  • architectural technician
  • architectural technologist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in architectural technology or a related subject is usually required.
  • Certification in architectural technology or in a related field through provincial associations of architectural or engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
  • Membership in the provincial regulatory body is mandatory in British Columbia.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

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21.4%
Female
78.6%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
13.3%
25-34
20.0%
35-44
33.3%
45-54
20.0%
55-64
13.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
20.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
53.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
26.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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66.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services
20.0%
Public administration
13.3%
Health care and social assistance
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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0.00%
Northeast
21.40%
Southeast
42.90%
Southwest
21.40%
Central
14.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$55,320

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$55,481

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$55,320

Newfoundland

$55,470

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$30,001

Canada

$48,012
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

44
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

10
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

32