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NOC 1423 – Desktop publishing operators and related occupations

To apply under NOC-1423 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Desktop publishing operators and related occupations.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Desktop publishing operators and related occupations perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Desktop publishing operators operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out and produce camera-ready copy and may perform pre-flight operator duties.
  • Markup persons mark copy with computer codes and typographic instructions before it is typeset.
  • Typesetting input operators input copy, codes or commands and subsequent corrections into typesetting device or system; operate media conversion equipment to process and format copy transmitted through telecommunications.
  • Typesetting output operators operate and tend typesetting output devices, load and process photosensitive material and perform routine maintenance.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Desktop publishing operators and related occupations. 

NOC 1423 – Desktop publishing operators and related occupations: example titles.

  • ad compositor – typesetting
  • braille block maker
  • braille computer translations specialist
  • braille data entry clerk
  • braille keyboard operator
  • braille keyboard operator – typesetting
  • braille process engraver
  • braille stereograph machine operator
  • braille transcription technician
  • braillewriter operator
  • cold-composition typographer
  • cold-typesetting typographer
  • composing machine operator – typesetting
  • compositor – typesetting
  • compositor-typographer
  • computer photocompositor
  • computer phototypesetter
  • computer typesetter
  • computer-aided page maker-up
  • copy cutter
  • copy marker – typesetting
  • copy stylist – typesetting
  • copy typist – typesetting
  • desktop compositor
  • desktop publishing (DTP) operator
  • desktop publishing (DTP) specialist
  • DTP (desktop publishing) operator
  • DTP (desktop publishing) specialist
  • electronic formatter
  • electronic letterer operator
  • electronic photocomposer operator
  • electronic phototypesetting machine operator
  • electronic sign maker operator – typesetting
  • formatter operator – typesetting
  • imposition planner
  • impositor
  • input compositor – typesetting
  • input operator – typesetting
  • Intertype machine operator
  • Intertype operator
  • job compositor – typesetting
  • keyboard operator – typesetting
  • Linotype composing machine operator
  • Ludlow machine operator
  • Ludlow typesetting machine operator
  • machine compositor – typesetting
  • machine typecaster
  • manual compositor
  • markup person
  • markup person – typesetting
  • Monotype casting machine operator
  • Monotype hot metal typesetter keyboard operator
  • Monotype keyboard operator
  • newspaper page assembler
  • output compositor – typesetting
  • output operator – typesetting
  • page compositor
  • page maker-up
  • photocomposer operator
  • photocomposing machine keyboard operator
  • photocomposing machine operator
  • photocomposing machine tender
  • photocomposing-perforating machine operator
  • photocomposition typesetter
  • photocompositor
  • photomechanical composition typographer
  • phototypesetter
  • phototypesetter operator
  • phototypesetter terminal operator
  • phototypesetting machine operator
  • preproduction operator
  • processing and output compositor
  • scanner operator – desktop publishing
  • scanning machine operator – desktop publishing
  • terminal operator
  • type compositor
  • typecasting machine operator
  • typesetter – typesetting
  • typesetting machine operator
  • typesetting machine tender
  • typographer
  • typographer apprentice
  • VariTyper operator
  • videotext operator

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program in graphic arts, or other training in typography, computer typesetting or desktop publishing, is usually required.

Additional Information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible through experience.


  • Graphic arts copy stylists and paste-up artists (in 5223 Graphic arts technicians)
  • Desktop publishing operator supervisors (in 1211 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers)
  • Graphic designers and illustrators (5241)
  • Pre-flight and file preparation operators (in 9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations)
  • Proofreaders (in 1452 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks)

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