Job prospects Network Support Technician in Québec

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 "network support technician" was moved from the group Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) to the group Computer network and web technicians (NOC 22220).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "network support technician" in Québec or Canada.

Job opportunities in Québec

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) in Quebec for the 2022-2024 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends mainly on the demand for IT services. Several other sectors hire these workers, such as the information, finance and insurance industries, given the prevalence of computer equipment in various workplaces.
  • The rapid evolution of technology, the increasing complexity of networks and the growing number of applications give this workforce a clear advantage.
  • With telework, companies have invested in their IT infrastructure, and these professionals will be called upon to protect those investments. Teleworkers also need frequent support and more efficient networks to finish their workload. In addition, there is a need to ensure that data exchange is secure with the practice of working off-site.
  • Increasingly, companies are using cloud computing, which will create new jobs.
  • The systematization of the website creation process, along with maintaining and transforming existing sites into transactional websites (with the increased implementation of e-commerce) provide interesting prospects for this workforce.

Here are some key facts about Computer network technicians in Quebec:

  • Approximately 19,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer network technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 25%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 8%
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 72% of computer network technicians work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of computer network technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 87% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 13% 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: 10% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 11% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 56% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 14% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 6% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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