Job prospects Computer Systems Analyst in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) are good in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

computer systems analyst
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 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.

These workers can be found across a variety of industries as their services are useful to nearly all companies. They are primarily employed by computer systems design firms and other related firms which provide consulting services. They are also employed with financial institutions, as well as various levels of government.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The expansion into e-health technologies and the growth of computer security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants. As the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the prospects for employment in this occupation is expected to be favorable as the pandemic forced many businesses and organizations to alter the way they do business, becoming increasingly more digitalized and automated. The need for businesses to adopt new and improved information systems, as well as create complex technological applications will create additional opportunities for these workers.

These professionals are mainly concentrated in urban areas; as a result, smaller communities may experience difficulty attracting and retaining information systems analysts and consultants. 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.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 35%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 32%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
  • 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
  • 85% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 15% 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 43 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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