Drafting technologists and technicians - Emploi d'avenir

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Drafting technologists and technicians

Before they are built, structures that rely on engineering, like homes and bridges, need to be designed and drawn. Combine your passion for design with your Cartesian spirit to help engineers, industrial designers and architects create essential designs and drawings according to technical specifications.

Average salary23$ / hour


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.

Main tasks

Drafting technologists

  • Develop and prepare engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data
  • Operate computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting workstations
  • Develop and prepare design sketches

  • Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets
  • Check and verify design drawings to conform to specifications and design data
  • Write technical reports
  • Prepare contracts and tender documents
  • Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates
  • Supervise and train other technologists, technicians and drafters.

Drafting technicians 

  • Develop and prepare engineering drawings, plans, diagrams or layouts from sketches
  • Operate computer-assisted drafting equipment or a conventional drafting station.



More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Estrie
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Chaudière-Appalaches

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