Job prospects Web Developer in Québec
Job opportunities for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) are good in Québec 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 Québec
The employment outlook will be good for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) in Québec 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.
An undergraduate degree in computer science, communications or business, or a college diploma in computer science, graphic arts, Web design or business administration is usually demanded by employers. Moreover, work experience in programming or graphic design could also be required. In addition to the software and programming languages specific to each organization, employers are also demanding some personal competencies, such as attention to detail, creativity, team spirit, problem-solving, as well as communication skills. Finally, the mastery of social media and the cloud environment can be assets for some positions.
Job growth in this occupation will be driven by the expansion of computer systems design services, which will grow faster than all industries. The development of Internet applications, especially for mobile devices, online business, growing cyber security needs, and customized website design will foster the demand for these professionals.
Here are some key facts about Web designers and developers in Québec:
- Approximately 8,900 people work in this occupation.
- Web designers and developers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 48%
- Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 9%
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 8%
- 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: 85% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 15% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 61% of web designers and developers work all year, while 39% 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 33 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
- 22% of web designers and developers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Good Good|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Good Good|
|Côte-Nord Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Estrie Region||Good Good|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lanaudière Region||Good Good|
|Laurentides Region||Good Good|
|Laval Region||Good Good|
|Mauricie Region||Good Good|
|Montréal Region||Good Good|
|Montérégie Region||Good Good|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Outaouais Region||Good Good|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
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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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