Job prospects Web Developer in Alberta

Job opportunities for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a Web developer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Web developer
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Web designers and developers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 3,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Web designers and developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 43%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 10%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 82% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 18% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 64% of web designers and developers work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 36% of web designers and developers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Calgary Region Fair Fair
    Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmonton Region Fair Fair
    Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair Fair
    Red Deer Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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