Your great future in the architectural design industry starts right here.

We are a growing company always seeking creative and talented individuals with skill and relevant experience in Architecture and/or Building Science.

If you have ever considered a career in the following areas, please send us your resume:

  • Architectural Design
  • 3D Modelling and Rendering
  • Construction Management
  • Design/Sales

While we appreciate all applications, we will only be contacting those applicants selected for the interview process.

However, we will keep applicable applications on file for future opportunities.

All applications can be sent to 


Current Opportunities:


The Job:

We are looking to hire a draftsperson to assist our team with their drafting workload. We currently require an employee that is able to attend local site measuring visits for addition/renovation projects; therefore applicants must either be local or willing to commute. This is an in-office position.

While we would prefer a candidate with residential drafting and Ontario Building Code Experience; given the specific nature of the work/design standards and training required for any level of candidate, we are willing to train the right candidate from scratch. Candidates without OBC residential architectural experience must possess a college or preferably university level education and high proficiencies in mathematics and spatial concepts, computers and softwares, and problem solving. Plus the general ability to learn quickly with continued oversight and correction.


The Architectural Draftsperson is responsible for:

  • Utilizing Softplan to complete drafting tasks as assigned by the Design Manager
  • Adherence to the Ontario Building Code throughout the entire design process.
  • On Site measuring, documenting, and photographing of existing structures for addition/renovation projects.
  • Providing a breakdown of billable hours per client/project.
  • Uploading presentation plan images and details as products to our Company Website
  • Utilizing various local and cloud based softwares such as, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, and Shopify
  • Occasionally answering phone calls and general inquiries
  • Occasionally printing and preparing blueprints for client pickup


  • College Diploma in Architectural or Construction Technology or related discipline.
  • Alternatively, we are also willing to consider students of other mathematics or technology based disciplines with a university level education who are very fast learners.
  • 2-3 years drafting experience, but higher levels are preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/clients simultaneously.
  • Customer service experience
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to the design format, specifications, procedures, and software as specified at Nauta Home Designs.
  • Strong mathematical ability.
  • Strong computer/technological proficiency.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Ability to take instruction and constructive criticism from fellow designers, president, clients, and municipal authorities with professionalism.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime.
  • G Class license, daily use of personal vehicle. (Our location is not on a convenient public transportation route, and designers will need vehicles for measuring and site visit purposes)
  • Previous experience with Softplan is an asset.
  • Previous experience with residential construction is an asset
  • Previous experience with small commercial building design is an asset.
  • BCIN is an asset
  • Current resident/citizen of Canada/Ontario

Most Importantly:

  • We put great value on hiring team players with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • We're looking for a great fit in both skills and personality.
  • We value commitment and prefer to hire long term employees


  • Salary will vary based on experience, predicted range of $22-25 per hour
  • This position is located at our office in Welland at 1789 Merrittville Hwy.
  • At current staffing levels, each employee is allowed their own office.
  • Personal vehicle required
  • The hours of work are Monday-Friday 8-4 or 9-5
  • Following a probationary period, our company offers employees 5 paid personal days per year (with an additional day added each year after 5 years to a maximum of 15 days total) on top of the government legislated 4% (2 weeks) paid vacation (your choice to bank your vacation or have it paid out bi-weekly)
  • We provide gas/mileage, and expense reimbursement for any company required use of your vehicle or meals required while out on company business.
  • We offer Health Benefits in the form of a $1500 per year family Health Spending Account at no cost to the employee
  • We offer Life Insurance as a benefit at no cost to the employee
  • We offer a flexible, family friendly approach. While we do maintain a typical working schedule of 8-4 or 9-5 Monday to Friday, we aim to be understanding of the realities of daily life and of our employee's personal obligations.
  • We offer Employee Profit Sharing when applicable
  • We try to keep things fun with staff lunches and activities every so often as well.

If the above sounds like you please submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Work samples are also welcomed and encouraged.

If you require any accommodation please contact our Human Resources Manager via phone at (905) 892-9657. Nauta Home Designs is committed to providing an equal opportunity recruitment process

We thank all candidates for their applications, but will only be contacting those who have been selected for the interview process.


Building Permits

We collaborate with our client to acquire all collateral documents and prepare and submit the Building Permit Application package as their Authorized Agent

  • For most residential homes, we provide this service for $1000 +HST. However, some projects may require an individual quote.
  • All collateral documents, application fees, and other 3rd party fees are at the expense of the client.
  • Zoning Compliance Certificates: Some municipalities have introduced a separate Zoning Compliance Certificate process which must be completed prior to Building Permit Application. If this separate application is required by your municipality, we will compelte this process as your Agent as part of our Building Permit Application Service


Planning Consulting

We can provide Planning Consulting Services for the following:

  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Secondary Dwelling Units, SDU's
  • Minor Variances
  • Site Plan Approvals.
  • ReZonings
  • "Change of Use" Developments
  • Mixed Use Developments
  • Multiple Dwelling Developments

Planning Consulting Services are unique to each project and are quoted individually; services may include but are not limited to: initial concepts, site planning, building design, final design approvals, completion of application forms, gathering 3rd party requirements, navigating the process on our client's behalf, working with the Municipal Planning and Building Departments, and representing clients at committee meetings.

While we provide this service with the full intent of obtaining the desired approvals and have a successful history of representing our clients; we cannot guarantee planning approvals. This is due to the subjective nature of the process, which generally includes committees and public input.


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