Job prospects Mobile Applications Developer in British Columbia

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

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 British Columbia

mobile applications developer
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in British Columbia 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.

Labour shortages are projected for this occupation, driving strong demand in the near term. While the bulk of new entrants will be school leavers and immigrants, these groups are not expected to satisfy demand for hundreds of additional workers per year.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 25,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 50%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 19%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 69% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 31% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Good Good
    Kootenay Region Good Good
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good Good
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Good Good
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good Good
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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