Job prospects Data Scientist in Québec

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Job opportunities in Québec

Prospects over the next 3 years

Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Data scientists (NOC 21211) in Quebec for the 2023-2025 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Data scientists in Quebec:

  • Approximately 2,500 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Data scientists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 26%
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 21%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 11%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 9%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 73% of data scientists work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 45 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of data scientists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 72% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 28% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 7% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 26% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 63% compared to 11% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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