Emily Carr grads landing jobs in B.C.’s creative sector, survey shows
Almost all recent graduates of Emily Carr University of Art + Design have found employment in the creative sector of the economy, a new survey suggests.
Ninety-two percent of the alumni respondents are working in creative jobs, according to survey results released by the Vancouver university on October 1.
That figure is up six percent from the results of a similar survey from 2006.
The new survey results also show 29 percent of the respondents who found work in the creative sector are entrepreneurs: they are self-employed, own a business, or employ others.
The survey was conducted by Canadian market research firm Vision Critical and had 622 respondents.
Recent Emily Carr graduates have been hired by high-profile companies such as Apple, Ikea, and Lululemon Athletica, a news release from the university said.
Participants were “engaged to participate” in the Vision Critical survey through social media and email, the university said.