Job prospects Computer Software Engineer in the Toronto Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Software engineers and designers" in the Toronto Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Software engineers and designers in the Toronto Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231) in the Toronto region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.

Here are some key facts about Software engineers and designers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 37,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 57%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 13%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Software engineers and designers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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