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  • Graphic designer


    Graphic designer conceptualize and produce graphic art and visual materials to effectively communicate information for publications, advertising, and interactive media such as Web sites.

    Main duties

      • Consult with clients to establish the overall look, graphic elements and content of communications materials in order to meet their needs
      • Determine the medium best suited to produce the desired visual effect and the most appropriate vehicle for communication
      • Develop the graphic elements that meet the clients' objectives
      • Prepare sketches, layouts and graphic elements of the subjects to be rendered using traditional tools, multimedia software and image processing, layout and design software
      • Estimate cost of materials and time to complete graphic design
      • Establish guidelines for illustrators or photographers
      • Co-ordinate all aspects of production for print, audio-visual or electronic materials, such as Web sites and interactive terminals
      • Co-ordinate sub-contracting
      • Work in a multidisciplinary environment
      • Supervise other graphic designers or graphic arts technicians.
      • Consult with clients to determine the nature and content of illustrations in order to meet their communications needs
      • Assist in developing storyboards for electronic productions such as multimedia, interactive and digital products and television advertising and productions


    • Employment requirements
      • A university degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning or Completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts is required.
      • Experience or training in multimedia design at a post-secondary, college or technical institution as an asset.


    • Additional information
      • Progression to management or senior design positions is possible with experience.
  • Audio and video recording technician


    Audio and video recording technician operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music and videotape, for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events.

    Main duties

      • Set up, prepare, operate and adjust audio, recording, editing and reproducing equipment to record, edit and reproduce sound input or feed of pre-recorded material from tapes, records, compact discs, digital audio devices, and input from live microphones, satellites or microwave trucks for films, videos, radio and television programs and recordings
      • Prepare and operate videotape recording and playback equipment to record videos, television programs, concerts and live events, and to edit video tape after production
      • Operate electronic equipment to generate program titles, credits, sub-titles, graphic backgrounds or animation for television programs
      • Operate audio consoles or computers, tape machines, microphones and sound processing equipment to mix, combine and edit music and sound at concerts and live events
      • Operate dubbing machines to play back edited dialogue, music and sound effect tracks from different sources, in synchronization with motion picture film
      • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other audio and video recording technicians.


    • Employment requirements
      • Completion of a college or other program in recording engineering, audiovisual technology or a related field or Experience as a recording studio assistant is required.
  • Computer engineer


    Computer engineer research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic network, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems.

    Main duties

      • Analyze user's requirements, and design and develop system architecture and specifications
      • Research, design, develop and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware such as microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
      • Develop and conduct design verification simulations and prototype bench tests of components
      • Supervise, inspect and provide design support during the manufacturing, installation and implementation of computer and telecommunications hardware
      • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and clients
      • May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware.
      • Research, design and develop information and communication system network architecture
      • Research, evaluate and integrate network system and data communication hardware and software
      • Assess, document and optimize the capacity and performance of information and communication system networks
      • May lead and co-ordinate teams of design professionals in the development and integration of information and communication system architecture, hardware and software.


    • Employment requirements
      • Computer engineers require a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, electrical or electronics engineering, engineering physics or computer science.
      • A master's or doctoral degree in a related engineering discipline as an asset.
      • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
      • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.


    • Additional information
      • Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
  • Accounting technician and bookkeeper


    Accounting technician and bookkeeper maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.

    Main duties

      • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
      • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements
      • Calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls and for utility, tax and other bills
      • Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents
      • Prepare tax returns and perform other personal bookkeeping services
      • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports.


    • Employment requirements
      • Completion of secondary school is required.
      • Completion of a college program in accounting, bookkeeping or a related field
        Completion of two years (first level) of a recognized professional accounting program (e.g., Chartered Accounting, Certified General Accounting)
        Courses in accounting or bookkeeping combined with several years of experience as a financial or accounting clerk are required.


    • Additional information

    Progression to professional accounting occupations is possible with additional training.