Job prospects Programmer Analyst in Québec

Job opportunities for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) are good in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a programmer 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

programmer analyst
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Québec for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A bachelor's degree in computer science or in a discipline including a major in programming, or a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in computer science may be required to access this occupation. Ongoing on-the-job training is essential in all disciplines, and certifications related to specific skills are assets. A sound knowledge of Internet technology, object-oriented programming languages, database structures and software development life cycles are usually core requirements. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates who have the ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment, an excellent ability to analyze and synthesize, thoroughness, attention to detail, healthy coping skills, the ability to work under pressure and the ability to keep their skills up to date.

Employment growth in this occupation depends primarily on the demand for computer services and, to a lesser extent, demand in the video game industry. Many information-technology niches are expanding, including cybersecurity, data mining, mobile development, cryptography, the development of more intuitive apps, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. The creation of new positions will therefore be driven by the transition of businesses to this new digital era, research and development, robotization and greater productivity requirements, not to mention the gaming industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, films, animation, etc).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in Québec:

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