Job prospects Engineer, Network Systems near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an engineer, network systems.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

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

engineer, network systems
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC 2147) 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 Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of Ontario's computer engineers. The City of Toronto has the largest technology cluster in Ontario and is also a hub for the province's financial services industry. This sector is a key source of employment for computer engineers locally. Generally, technology companies in this region are the main recipients of private venture capital funding in the province and this should also help to support start-up companies and the demand for these engineers.

Here are some key facts about Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 7,870 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 36%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 24%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 11%
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing (NAICS 334): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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