Job outlook Software Design Engineer near Vancouver, BC

The job outlook for a software design engineer working near Vancouver, BC is good over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173). Learn more about software design engineer

Job opportunities over the next 3 years near Vancouver, BC Good

The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2018-2020 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Continued expansion of the high tech sector in Greater Vancouver is expected to put a strong demand on this occupation. Wages are also expected to improve as companies vie for talent.

    Here are some key facts about Software engineers and designers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

    • Approximately 8,510 people work in this occupation.
    • Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
      • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
      • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 22%

Job opportunities in British Columbia

The job outlook for a software design engineer working in British Columbia is fair over the next 3 years.

Learn more

Labour market conditions across Canada over the next 10 years

We expect that there will be a labour Shortage for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in Canada over the next 10 years.

Date modified: