Job trends – Canada – Architect
Posted on November 2, 2020
Architects plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, residential and institutional buildings. They can find work in architecture firms, private and government companies or can be self-employed.
Job prospects for architects
The median wage for this profession is approximately 31.75 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 38.46 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Supervision skills
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Projection of outcomes
- Research and investigation
- Advice and consultation
- Liaison and networking
- Negotiation and adjudication
- Professional communication
- Promotion and sales
- Creative Skills
- Business, finance and management
- Client service
- Engineering and technology
- Building and construction
- Engineering and applied technologies
- Law and public safety
- Public safety and security
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for architects is undetermined in most provinces of Canada.
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|Prince Edward Island||Undetermined|
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
There are 52 job openings for architects at present in Canada.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited architecture school or completion of syllabus of studies from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
- A master’s degree in architecture may sometimes be required.
- Completion of a three-year internship under the supervision of a licensed architect.
- It is required to complete the architect’s registration test.
- Registration with the Provincial Architects’ Association in the province of work is necessary.
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification which is offered by the Canada Green Building Council could be required by some employers.
Professional license requirements
Before you can start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority. This requirement can vary with each province.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Architect||Regulated||Alberta Association of Architects|
|British Columbia||Architect||Regulated||Architectural Institute of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Architect||Regulated||Manitoba Association of Architects|
|New Brunswick||Architect||Regulated||Architects’ Association of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Architect||Regulated||Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland & Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Architect||Regulated||Northwest Territories Association of Architects|
|Nova Scotia||Architect||Regulated||Nova Scotia Association of Architects|
|Ontario||Architect||Regulated||Ontario Association of Architects|
|Prince Edward Island||Architect||Regulated||Architects Association of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Architect||Regulated||Ordre des architectes du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Architect||Regulated||Saskatchewan Association of Architects|
Responsibilities of architects
- Consult with clients to decide the form, style and intent of renovations or construction of new buildings that are considered.
- Conceptualize and design buildings and create plans that define design requirements, construction materials, costs and schedules for construction.
- Prepare drawings and models for clients.
- Prepare or supervise the processing of plans, specifications and other building documents for use.
- Prepare tender papers, engage in contract negotiations, and grant contracts for construction.
- Monitoring construction site operations to ensure compliance with requirements.
- Conduct feasibility assessments and development project financial evaluations.
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