Job prospects Analyst, Computer Simulations near Calgary (AB)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "analyst, computer simulations" was moved from the group Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) to the group Information systems specialists (NOC 21222).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Information systems analysts and consultants" near Calgary (AB) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

analyst, computer simulations
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Calgary region for the 2022-2024 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

According to the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, there are over 2,800 tech companies in Alberta, a 203% increase since 2012. More than half of these businesses are based in Calgary. The proportion of companies with more than ten employees has grown rapidly, rising to 49% in 2021 from 38% in 2018. The Conference Board of Canada expects employment in Calgary's professional, scientific, and technical services sector, the sector where most people in this occupation work, will continue to grow through 2025.

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

  • Approximately 13,990 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 8%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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