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Average Fashion Designer Salary in Canada

C$52,706
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C$2,500
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The average salary for a Fashion Designer in Canada is C$52,706.
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CA$35k
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CA$53k
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CA$79k
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What Do Fashion Designers Do?

Fashion Designer Tasks
  • Draw patterns and specifications for articles of clothing, determining factors such as design, colors, materials, and methods of production.
  • Promote designs by displaying samples of clothing at sales meetings and fashion shows.
  • Follow fashion trends by researching customer preferences, attending fashion shows, and reading fashion publications.
  • Develop design ideas based on targeted demographic and preferences of management or clients.
  • Supervise assistants creating patterns and producing samples of articles of clothing.

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Career Paths

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Fashion Designer
Technical Designer, Apparel
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Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Fashion Designers?

Skills in Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Garment Knowledge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Fashion Designers?

An entry-level Fashion Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$34,999 based on 6 salaries. An early career Fashion Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$42,595 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Fashion Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$55,230 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Fashion Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,191 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$70,000.
Employees with Fashion Designer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 16.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montreal Lasalle, Québec (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (22.2% less), Montréal, Québec (6.2% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 235 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
31.5%
Mid Career
33.6%
Experienced
21.7%
Late Career
10.6%

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