Artisans and craftspersons

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5244  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes those who use manual and artistic skills to design and make ornamental objects, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, rugs, blankets, other handicrafts and artistic floral arrangements. Makers of musical instruments are also included in this unit group. Most craftspersons are self-employed. Artistic floral arrangers are usually employed in florist shops and floral departments of retail establishments, or may be self-employed. Craft instructors are also included in this unit group and are employed by artisan guilds, colleges, private studios and recreational organizations.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aboriginal Art Carver
  • Aboriginal Craftwork Instructor
  • Artificial Flower Presser
  • Artisan
  • Artistic Bouquet Designer
  • Artistic Floral Arranger
  • Artistic Floral Bouquet Designer
  • Artistic Floral Designer
  • Arts And Crafts Teacher (except Education)
  • Bag Maker - Arts And Crafts
  • Balalaika Maker
  • Basket Weaver
  • Batik Artisan
  • Bellows Maker
  • Canoe Builder - Arts And Crafts
  • Canoe Repairer - Arts And Crafts
  • Carver
  • Cello Maker
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Ceramic Potter
  • Ceramics Teacher (except Education)
  • Ceramist
  • Copperplate Engraver - Artisan
  • Craft Instructor (except Education)
  • Craft Weaver
  • Craftsman/woman
  • Craftsperson
  • Custom Furniture Caner
  • Decorative Engraver
  • Drum Maker - Artisan
  • Enameller - Arts And Crafts
  • Enamellist - Arts And Crafts
  • Fabric Artisan
  • Fabric Artist
  • Floral Arrangements Designer
  • Floral Designer
  • Glass Blower
  • Glass Engraver
  • Glass Novelty Maker
  • Glass Painter
  • Goldsmith
  • Guitar Maker
  • Hand Artificial Flower Maker
  • Hand Beadworker
  • Hand Bookbinder
  • Hand Candle Maker
  • Hand Carver, Stones
  • Hand Case Maker
  • Hand Crocheter
  • Hand Dollmaker
  • Hand Embroiderer
  • Hand Enameller
  • Hand Engraver
  • Hand Glassworker
  • Hand Jewellery Artisan
  • Hand Knitter
  • Hand Leather Worker
  • Hand Metalworker
  • Hand Needleworker
  • Hand Papermaker
  • Hand Quilter
  • Hand Rug Maker
  • Hand Silk Flower Maker
  • Hand Spinner
  • Hand Stone Carver
  • Hand Weaver
  • Hand Woodenware Carver
  • Hand Woodworker
  • Harpsichord Builder
  • Jewellery Engraver
  • Lace Weaver - Arts And Crafts
  • Leather Worker
  • Machine Engraver - Arts And Crafts
  • Mandolin Maker
  • Master Glass Blower
  • Master Glassmaker
  • Metal Arts Worker
  • Metal Engraver
  • Musical Instrument Maker - Artisan
  • Nameplate Engraver
  • Native Art Carver
  • Native Craftwork Instructor
  • Panflute Maker
  • Pantograph Engraver - Arts And Crafts
  • Pipe Organ Builder
  • Poker-work Artisan
  • Potter
  • Pyrographer
  • Reproduction Woodcarver
  • Rughooker
  • Scientific Glass Apparatus Blower
  • Screen Printing Artisan
  • Silversmith
  • Silverware Engraver
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stained Glass Designer
  • Stained Glass Painter
  • Steel Engraver - Arts And Crafts
  • Stringed Instrument Maker
  • Tepee Maker
  • Tie-dye Artisan
  • Tole Painter
  • Totem Pole Carver
  • Violin Maker
  • Weaver - Arts And Crafts
  • Weaving Instructor (except Education)
  • Woodcarver
  • Wreath Maker
  • Artistic Floral Arranger
  • Carver
  • Craft Instructor (except Education)
  • Craftsperson
  • Glass Blower
  • Lace Weaver - Arts And Crafts
  • Leather Worker
  • Metal Arts Worker
  • Potter
  • Screen Printing Artisan
  • Silversmith
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stringed Instrument Maker
  • Totem Pole Carver
  • Weaver - Arts And Crafts
  • Candle Maker

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for artisans and craftspersons.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $4,766
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $14,892
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $8,579
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $4,654
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $14,307
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for artisans and craftspersons.

Gender Median Income
Male $14,307
Female $23,774
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (1 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for artisans and craftspersons.

$39,000.00
Lowest Observed
$39,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$39,000.00
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$39,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for artisans and craftspersons

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 35
35 to 44 years 70
45 to 54 years 130
55 to 64 years 110
65 to 74 years 45
75 years and over 25
Total 430
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for artisans and craftspersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 265
Part Time 175
Total 435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for artisans and craftspersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 175
Female 260
Total 440
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for artisans and craftspersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 200
Self Employed 235
Total 430
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for artisans and craftspersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 430
Unemployed 15
Total 430
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for artisans and craftspersons. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 65
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 100
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 40
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 110
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 20
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 110
Total 435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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