Job outlook Computer Software Engineer in Canada
People working as a computer software engineer have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These outlooks are applicable to all Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173).
Job opportunities over the next 3 years
Explore future job prospects by province and territory.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Undetermined|
|Prince Edward Island||Good|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2017-2026 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.
In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2017-2026) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2017-2026. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.
The analysis of key labour market indicators such as employment and wage growth as well as the unemployment rate suggests that the number of job openings exceeded substantially the number of job seekers in this occupational group over the 2014-2016 period.
For Software engineers and designers, over the period 2017-2026, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 20,700, while 21,700 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.
As job openings and job seekers are projected to be relatively similar over the 2017-2026 period, the labour shortage conditions seen in recent years are expected to continue over the projection period. A more detailed analysis of the outlook of this occupation will be released in the coming weeks.
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