RGD Launches the 2016/2017 Creative Earners Salary Survey
Calling all Canadian creatives! Spend 15 minutes and help build an economic profile of the national creative industry.


CANADA (May 9, 2016) – English and French versions of the National Survey of Creative Earners, produced by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Creative Niche and the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) are now live at www.creativeearners.ca.


Providing insight into the financial trends facing Canada's creative sector, Creative Earners offers a summary of how creative communicators are being compensated and valued.




RGD, GDC and Creative Niche are seeking participation from individuals across the country working in a wide variety of professions to contribute to this important national industry resource. For the findings to be accurate, a large sample size is needed. This is where your support comes in. Share your data (anonymously, of course)!


Eligible job titles include, but are not limited to: Graphic Designers; Account Executives; Copywriters; Developers; Firm Owners; Marketing Coordinators; Communications Managers; Brand Strategists; Art Directors; Design Managers and more. See a complete list here.

Renowned book designer Chip Kidd poses with his paper toy


Once you complete the survey, you'll receive a DesignThinkers paper toy, featuring a past conference speaker and world-renowned creative! Refer friends to unlock the rest of the toy collection. And share photos of your toy(s) on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CreativeEarners for the chance to win prizes!


The survey, which closes on June 17, takes 10-15 minutes to complete.


English and French versions of the survey findings will be made freely available to all this November via an interactive website that allows users to search average salaries by job title, years of experience, location, sector, etc.


About Creative Earners 

The 2016/2017 Creative Earners Survey is a joint initiative of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Creative Niche and the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). The survey findings will provide insight into financial trends in the creative communications sector in Canada and offer a summary of the current status of communication design professionals – who they are, the services they offer, how they define their profession and where they think the industry is headed. RGD has produced eight editions of the salary survey since 2001.

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