Job requirements Systems Security Analyst in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "systems security analyst" was moved from the group Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) to the group Cybersecurity specialists (NOC 21220).

Find out what you typically need to work as a systems security analyst in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 21220).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related discipline or Completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
  • Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
  • Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Information Systems Professional (certified) Regulated Canadian Information Processing Society of Alberta CIPS Alberta
Saskatchewan Information Technology Professional Regulated CIPS Saskatchewan
Regulated Canadian Information Processing Society of Saskatchewan Inc. (available in French only)

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

Labour Market Information Survey
Date modified: