Job prospects Web Developer in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) are fair in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

Web developer
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) in Prince Edward Island 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.

Employment demand will continue to benefit from the increased usage of the Internet and mobile technology as a channel for marketing business products and services as well as online retail transactions. However, greater productivity from the growing availability of pre-designed templates, and bigger firms outsourcing web-related work to lower-cost providers, will lessen the demand for these professionals.

On-going skills development is a requirement within this occupation as the rate of change and introduction of new technologies is more rapid compared to other occupations. Experience with website security, cloud computing and certain types of social media may also be beneficial. In addition to sound technical knowledge, professionals with strong communication, soft skills and business knowledge may also fare better in the labour market.

Work in this occupation is not limited by geographic boundaries, therefore business opportunities could be local, national or across the globe.

Here are some key facts about Web designers and developers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Web designers and developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 56%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 23%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 89% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 11% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 79% of web designers and developers work all year, while 21% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 19 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 35% of web designers and developers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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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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