Job prospects for Information systems analysts and consultants

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Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)

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Newfoundland and LabradorGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 19%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 15%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 88% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 12% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Avalon Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,030 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 19%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 7%
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Edward IslandFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

These workers can be found across a variety of industries as their services are useful to nearly all companies. They are primarily employed by computer systems design firms and other related firms which provide consulting services. They are also employed with financial institutions, as well as various levels of government.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The expansion into e-health technologies and the growth of computer security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants. The need for businesses to adopt new and improved information systems, as well as create complex technological applications will create additional opportunities for these workers.

These professionals are mainly concentrated in urban areas; as a result, smaller communities may experience difficulty attracting and retaining information systems analysts and consultants. It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 35%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 32%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 85% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 15% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 43 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Demand for this occupation is expected to remain strong with continuing growth anticipated in the information technology field. A very large proportion of the employers are located in Halifax which has a diverse technology-based economy. The greatest demand will continue to be for employees with five or more years of experience, and with leading-edge skills particularly oriented towards business applications. New graduates of modern co-op programs should have less difficulty breaking into the labour market than those from traditional programs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 2,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 39%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 75% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Annapolis Valley Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 30%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Cape Breton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 53%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 12%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 2,390 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 45%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
North Shore Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the North Shore region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55-56): 25%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 25%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
Southern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Southern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 11%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Finance, insurance and real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 8%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Information systems analysts and consultants are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

The typical pre-requisites for employment include a college program or bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field. Experience in computer programming is also usually required.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The growth of cyber security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants. The need for businesses to adopt improved information systems and create complex technological applications will generate additional opportunities for these workers.

It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages. Knowledge of project management and data analysis software is also valuable.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 2,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 27%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 12%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 84% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 27%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 17%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 17%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 14%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 8%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 38%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 20%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 590 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 670 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 12%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 6%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 670 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 35%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 24%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 16%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Québec:

  • Approximately 51,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 36%
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 11%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 71% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 22%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 15%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 11%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 430 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 28%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 9,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 41%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 30%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 8%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 7%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services that continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cyber security) will continue to grow contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 2,190 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 36%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 19%
Côte-Nord Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Estrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 940 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 45%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 22%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 35%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 32%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 21%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%
Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Lanaudière region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 1,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 2,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 31,940 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
Mauricie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Mauricie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 370 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 48%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 31,940 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Montérégie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 8,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
Nord-du-Québec Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Outaouais region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 3,220 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 56%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field, or a college diploma in computer science is usually required to enter this occupation. Programming experience remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work in a team, as well as personal competencies such as rigour, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to deliver expected results.

The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services which continues to grow. The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate several electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the requirement for increased cybersecurity will continue to contribute to the creation of new positions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 6%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Information systems analysts and consultants are employed by all sectors of the economy, but mainly by computer systems design firms. Financial institutions and various levels of government are also key employers.

Among the five professional occupations in computer and information systems, information systems analysts and consultants has the largest workforce size.

This occupational group experienced significant growth over the last decade and job opportunities should remain favourable as companies pursue new ways to boost and protect their revenue bases.

In the increasingly knowledge-based economy, many firms are taking advantage of advanced information technology to expand the types of products and services offered. This is achieved through ways such as the provision of better processing platforms and access speeds. For example, the financial services sector is undergoing a major digital change and offering more of its services online or through mobile applications. Automotive manufacturers and software producers have been investing in large projects in relation to new features in connected cars, and for self-driving vehicles.

Meanwhile in healthcare and other areas of the public sector, new technologies are being adopted to provide more efficient services to employees and the general public. All of these trends are reliant on effective hardware and software systems which should add demand for the services of these professionals. Over the last several years, the output from the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector has grown nationally. The ICT cluster is mainly comprised of software and computers, and telecommunication service providers.

Alongside the popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and more company processes being digitized, is the growing prevalence of cyber-security breaches. This factor will also strongly influence work opportunities for these professionals, particularly for systems security analysts to set up IT structures to reduce the risks and costs associated with these exposures. Based on the Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime (2017), more than half of the total spent by companies to prevent, detect and recover from cyber security breaches, was on salaries for employees, consultants and contractors who worked on these projects.

Within this occupation, artificial intelligence (AI) analysts specifically may also see more job openings due to the growing interest in applying these techniques to various types of business activities. A research institute to develop AI-related expertise specific to deep learning and machine learning has been established in Toronto. This effort should result in a wider use of the technology by companies in Ontario over the longer term, and should boost employment for these analysts and consultants. Artificial intelligence (AI) allows machines and built-in software to perform tasks which are usually undertaken by human beings, such as learning and processing information.

Other dominant technological trends will support job prospects for information systems analysts and consultants, including block chain infrastructure and virtual and augmented reality.

The most recently available data shows that graduates entering this occupation are from various university degree programs in Ontario, including computer science, engineering, business and commerce, and mathematics. A few graduates of college programs also add to the supply of new entrants.

In addition to formal education in a related study, employers tend to seek candidates who have solid skills in applying knowledge of the industry to the information communication technology needs of internal business lines. The requirement for individuals with over 5 years' experience is also common. Professional security certifications are available and are assets for obtaining work in this field. These include, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation offered by the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2, and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) both by ISACA (previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association).

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 108,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 33%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 74% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 4,630 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 1,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 5%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Within this economic region, the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area is among the top three technology clusters in Ontario. The region has a growing and diverse technology base and several of these companies are expanding. These include large cybersecurity firms and more mature companies as well as start-ups involved in advancing artificial intelligence.

The insurance sector also has a strong presence in the economic region, particularly in the City of Waterloo. Similar to other areas of financial services, the sector is advancing digital technology as a way to apply new features for customer interaction. Generally, there are a number of incubators, accelerators and corporate innovation laboratories supporting companies at various stages of growth and development and these bode well for work opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 6,160 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the London region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the London region:

  • Approximately 2,180 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 29%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 720 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 36%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Northwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 410 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 21%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Within this economic region, the Ottawa-Gatineau area is among the top three technology zones in Ontario. Ottawa has a growing technology cluster. This includes a strong autonomous vehicle ecosystem in the Kanata area with research facilities by large software producers and automotive manufacturers. The robust hiring intentions of several other technology companies also bode well for this occupation.

In addition, opportunities will arise as Ottawa has some of the larger computer systems design firms. Federal government departments, which are dominant in this region, are also the single largest employer of these professionals in the area. The region is also home to the recently established Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 16,120 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 40%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 34%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 820 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 18%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
Toronto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The City of Toronto has the largest technology cluster in Ontario. The Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of the workforce of this occupational group and computer systems design firms. Toronto continues to attract large investments in technology operations, including engineering laboratories, and research and innovation hubs., such as those involved in advancing 'self -driving' car projects.

Toronto is also a hub for Ontario's financial services, which is a key source of employment, as well as digital laboratories supporting changes in the sector. Generally, technology companies in this region are main recipients of private venture capital funding in the province and this should support start-up companies in this occupational group.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 73,430 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 23%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 1,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 25%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 14%
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 11%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 6%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%

ManitobaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 4,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 26%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 15%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 80% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 20% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Interlake Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Interlake region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Interlake region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 30%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 30%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
North Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Parklands Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Southeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Southeast region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 43%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 12%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
Southwest Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Winnipeg Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Winnipeg region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 3,390 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 20%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%

SaskatchewanGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Saskatchewan for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 3,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 29%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 11%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 6%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 78% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 22% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Northern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
Prince Albert Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Prince Albert region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 2,370 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 33%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 15%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 5%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 840 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 31%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 6%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Yorkton–Melville Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

AlbertaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 20,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 34%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 6%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 72% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 290 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 20%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 290 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 20%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Calgary region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 11,560 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 8%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Camrose - Drumheller region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 210 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 22%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 14%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
Edmonton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 7,840 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 6%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 29%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
Red Deer Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 19%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 210 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 42%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 21%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 9%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 17,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 35%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 8%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 7%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 71% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 16% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Cariboo region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 260 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 29%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 25%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kootenay region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 31%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 27%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 6%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 12,770 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Nechako Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Coast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Thompson - Okanagan region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 930 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 17%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 2,890 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 43%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

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