Job prospects Computer Systems Analyst in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) are good in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a computer systems analyst.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

computer systems analyst
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Information systems analysts and consultants are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

The typical pre-requisites for employment include a college program or bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field. Experience in computer programming is also usually required.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The growth of cyber security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants. The need for businesses to adopt improved information systems and create complex technological applications will generate additional opportunities for these workers.

It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages. Knowledge of project management and data analysis software is also valuable.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 2,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 29%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 11%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 84% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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