Job prospects Computer Systems Analyst in Québec

Job opportunities for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) are good in Québec 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 Québec

computer systems analyst
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Québec 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.

An undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, management information or a related filed, or a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in computer science is usually required to access this occupation. Programming experience is almost invariably required, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills, as they often act as team leaders, interacting with both clients and the programmers responsible for project delivery. Personal competencies such as thoroughness, organizational skills, analytical skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to achieve expected results are also sought.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to foster the creation of new positions. The rising use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Québec:

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