Job prospects Mobile Applications Developer in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) are good in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador

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 Newfoundland and Labrador 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.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

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

  • Approximately 1,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 40%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 78% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 22% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Avalon Peninsula Region Good Good
    Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined Undetermined
    South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined Undetermined
    West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined Undetermined
    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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