Job requirements Cloud Architect — Information Technology (IT) 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 "cloud architect — information technology (IT)" was moved from the group Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) to the group Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231).
Find out what you typically need to work as a cloud architect — information technology (IT) in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 21231).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering or mathematics or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
- A master's or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be required.
- Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
- Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and passing a professional practice examination.
- Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
Source National Occupational Classification
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