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Canadian Interior Design Benchmarking & Best Practices Survey released

Published by Sarah Bradbury, May 30, 2012.

Interior Designers of Canada, in partnership with Canadian Interiors magazine is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Canadian Interior Design Benchmarking and Best Practices Survey, a significant research initiative that benefits both interior design practices across the country and IDC, who advocates for the profession.

This study provides in-depth facts on the Canadian interior design industry in terms of overall size, growth, compensation structure, billings and commissions, providing industry decision-makers and practitioners valuable information as they establish plans for the future. The results are based on information submitted by 581 respondents from across Canada, including registered professionals in the fields of interior design and architecture. The results of this study establish, first and foremost, the size and scope of the industry.

Beyond this, the findings underline the Canadian interior design industry’s continued recovery from the economic downturn of 2009, as demonstrated by steady or increasing staffing levels, improvement in overall billings, a healthy profitability average and favourable business outlooks.

This detailed report is available to interior design firms for a fee of $289 +HST. As a way of thanking those firms who completed the survey, the report is available at a significant discount of $89 + HST. To purchase the report, visit For more information on this survey, please contact Sue Gravelle, Director, Professional Development at

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