Job requirements Network Administrator 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 "network administrator" was moved from the group Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) to the group Computer network and web technicians (NOC 22220).

Find out what you typically need to work as a network administrator in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Computer network technicians (NOC 22220).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of a college or other program in computer science, network administration, Web technology or a related field is usually required.
  • Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in Saskatchewan.

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
British Columbia Applied Science Technician (information Technology) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Certified Technician (information Technology) Regulated Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Manitoba Computer Network Technicians Regulated Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba
Ontario Information Technology — Network Technician Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Saskatchewan Applied Science Technician (computer Network) Regulated Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians

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.

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