Design Montreal Census: join us!

February 8, 2019

Montréal’s Bureau du design has lauched the Montréal’s first survey aimed at creating sociodemographic and socioeconomic statistical portraits of the city’s design and architectural professionals and of Montréal design and architectural firms as well as any Montreal-based company employing designers.

The survey’s methodology is combining data from both traditional and new sources. It started in February 2019 with a broad census of active designers and architects with home addresses on the Island of Montréal.

The self-enumeration form and survey is distributed through the Making Mtl platform (French only) and via various means, including partner organizations, social networks, and the Design Montréal website and newsletter.


  • Census February – July 2019
  • Survey and consultations August – October 2019
  • Report production November 2019 – January 2020
  • Distribution February 2020

It goes without saying that the statistics generated by this survey will benefit the entire Montréal business design and architecture ecosystem. A detailed analysis of the survey and consultation data will help to identify employment, human resource, and business issues. The Bureau du design’s goal for this survey is to help better characterize the unique nature of Montréal’s design and architectural services; measure the “weight” of this economic sector in Montréal; understand the issues, challenges, and obstacles it faces; and assess needs in order to provide suitable services or programs.


Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (AAPPQ)

Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ)

Association des designers industriels du Québec (ADIQ)

Association du design urbain (ADUQ)

Association professionnelle des designers d'intérieur du Québec (APDIQ)

Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)

Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ)