Job prospects Web Developer in the Laurentides Region
Explore current and future job prospects for Web designers and developers in the Laurentides Region. These trends also apply 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.
Balanced labour market
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
The employment outlook will be good for Web designers and developers (NOC 2175) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
- High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
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 the Laurentides region:
- Approximately 420 people work in this occupation.
- Web designers and developers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 71%
- Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 6%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 5%
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