Job prospects Systems Testing Technician near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Information systems testing technicians near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a systems testing technician.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems testing technicians (NOC 2283) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 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.

The City of Toronto has the largest technology cluster in Ontario. The Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of software publishers, and computer systems design firms, and a strong representation of companies involved in video game design and development services. A few job opportunities may also arise in research facilities which are focussed on advancing new motor vehicle technology such as self-driving cars, as well as in the financial services sector, which has its hub in the City of Toronto.

Here are some key facts about Information systems testing technicians in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 3,610 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems testing technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 53%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 22%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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