Outlook Software Design Engineer near Vancouver, BC

Job outlook in Canada

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

Job outlook in British Columbia Good

Job outlook by economic region
Location Job outlook
Cariboo Region Undetermined Undetermined
Kootenay Region Undetermined Undetermined
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region Good Good
Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
Thompson--Okanagan Region Good Good
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good Good

Job outlook near Vancouver, BC Good

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The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2017-2019 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.

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

  • Approximately 7,590 people work in this occupation.
  • Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 26%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 5%
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