Question:

How to become interior designer in Canada?

4 August, 2021 Nicholas Coby 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: LLOYD SCHEWE
    7 August, 2021

    People usually start out as a freelance designer or project manager in this industry, which is an entry-level position. After gaining some experience, it might be time to advance to managing a design team for larger clients with stricter contract regulations. It's also possible that the designer will want to lead their own business and find personal success in owning their own design agency. Become an accredited interior designer by studying interior design at a college and passing rigorous courses, then start working as a junior interior designer at the company you studied at until you can get your big break.

  • AUTHOR: MARGHERITA LUPO
    7 August, 2021

    The interior design profession is regulated in Canada. Those interested in becoming a registered designer can do so by earning a Registered Interior Designer (RID) certification through the Canadian Architectural Certification Board or RAIC.

  • AUTHOR: JUAN SERNA
    7 August, 2021

    If you are in Canada, there are more and more design schools who offer a degree program for interior design. But before enrolling, you want to research as many institutions of higher learning as possible before committing to attending one. This will allow you an opportunity to assess the accreditation of each school's teachers and course syllabi prior to enrollment. You should also take the time to study up on the number of graduates from that particular school who have completed their degree and gone on to find work in this field, as well as what salary ranges they are earning within these positions.

  • AUTHOR: ALBERT MCNAUGHT
    7 August, 2021

    There are three schools in Canada that offer interior design degrees with a professional focus. They are University of Ottawa, Ryerson architectural campus, and University of British Columbia. All three have strong academic programs to help students become qualified for their profession.
    A person can also study through courses offered at community colleges or suggested university continuing education classes as well as e-learning distance learning programs like the Career Training Centre's Professional Certificate in Interior Design program that is offered online so someone could pursue their studies from anywhere across the world.

  • AUTHOR: DOUGLAS LANZ
    7 August, 2021

    A person can become an interior designer in Canada through obtaining a bachelor's degree in Interior Design. There are no specific concentration to designating one as an "interior"designer, and the majority of their years spent studying would be devoted to developing both technical and artistic skill-sets in relation to their field. One could begin by earning a two-year diploma at any college that offers this course for which they must pay $6,400 CAD per year (in comparison - popular colleges such as University of Ontario Institute of Technology only charge approximately $4,600).

  • AUTHOR: ANTHONY KLEMP
    7 August, 2021

    There are several ways to become a professional designer in Canada.
    The university route is usually a 4-year full-time program consisting of 8 semesters and 2 co-op placements during school, or 1 semester worth of electives for further education after college (which can be done part-time over 2 years). Alternatively, there’s the self-taught option which requires on average 9 years of experience and two examination boards such as the National Council for Interior Design Qualification - this means training with an instructor who has successfully passed the NCIDQ examination.
    Last but not least, architecture students majoring in interior design will take architectural design courses in order to gain knowledge about planning and detailing.