Job prospects Web Developer in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) are good in British Columbia 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 British Columbia

Web developer
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • 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 British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 6,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Web designers and developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 56%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 8%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 7%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 56% of web designers and developers work all year, while 44% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% 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.
  • 37% of web designers and developers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Good Good
    Kootenay Region Good Good
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good Good
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Good Good
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good Good
    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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