Job prospects for Computer programmers and interactive media developers

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Occupation

Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)

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Newfoundland and LabradorGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 40%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 6%
  • 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
  • 78% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 22% 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 31 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of computer programmers and interactive media developers 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 14%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
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 IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

These workers can be found across a variety of industries as their services are useful to many fields. They are primarily employed in computer systems design firms, as well as various levels of government and financial institutions.

P.E.I.'s “new media” industry served as a significant source of new employment opportunities in this occupation over the last decade. Computer programmers and media developers with experience and up-to-date skills in programming languages such as C++, Unix, SQL, Java and Visual Basic will have the best employment prospects. Technological advancements have made it increasingly easier for users to design, write and implement their own programs, thereby impacting the demand for programmers. In addition to sound technical knowledge, professionals with strong communication and soft skills may fare better in the labour market. Those who are willing to accept temporary or contract-based assignments may have greater employment opportunities.

Additional job opportunities may arise as programmers and developers are promoted to positions as computer analysts or consultants (NOC 2171), as database analysts or data administrators (NOC 2172) or to positions in management or as technical sales specialists in wholesale trade (NOC 6221).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 62%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 24%
  • 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
  • 74% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 26% 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 29 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Nova Scotia 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.

This is a large occupation group, where much of the work is found in Halifax as it offers a wide variety of potential employers across industries, including video game development. Job opportunities occur regularly, and those with the high level of specific skills will have an easier time in finding employment. Some lower-level programming tasks may be at risk of disappearing or being outsourced. It will remain essential therefore, that workers keep skills up-to-date. Graduates of advanced co-op programs will have the most success in breaking into the workforce.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 2,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 51%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 16%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 73% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 27% 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 30 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Annapolis Valley Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Several 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 48%
    • Finance, insurance and real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 11%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 8%
Cape Breton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Several 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 60%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 23%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 12%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 2,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 56%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 20%
North Shore Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Several 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 80 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 63%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55-56): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Other manufacturing (NAICS 313-316, 322-323, 327, 331, 333-335, 337, 339): 12%
Southern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Southern 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 63%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 25%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in New Brunswick 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 2,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 39%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • 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 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 76% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 24% 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 30 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of computer programmers and interactive media developers 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 28%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 17%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 16%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 7%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 36%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 21%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 15%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 5%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 590 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Computer and Electrical Manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 5%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 730 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 46%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 17%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 430 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 50%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 8%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Québec 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.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in Québec:

  • Approximately 40,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 43%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 14%
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 7%
    • 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: 94% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 71% of computer programmers and interactive media developers 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 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined

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

Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 420 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers 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%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 6%
    • Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing (NAICS 327): 6%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Not many 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 4,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 50%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 520 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 36%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 12%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 7%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 5%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Not many 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 1,510 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 41%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 1,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined

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

Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Lanaudière 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 1,120 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 50%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 2,120 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 6%
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing (NAICS 334): 5%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Not many 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 26,690 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 55%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 14%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 8%
Mauricie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 570 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 60%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 17%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Not many 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 26,690 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 55%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 14%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 8%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 7,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Outaouais 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.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 2,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 55%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 25%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Not many 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 or another field with a specialization in programming, or a college diploma in computer science can also lead to employment in this occupation. Continuous on-the-job training is essential for all specializations, and Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Lotus and other certifications are an asset. A good knowledge of Web technologies, programming languages, oriented-object programming, database structures and software development cycles is usually a basic requirement. Employers are looking for bilingual candidates with the ability to collaborate and work in a team, an excellent capacity for analysis and synthesis, rigour and attention to detail, as well as a well-developed capacity to adapt, to work under pressure and to stay up to date.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for computer services, as well as the dynamism of the video game design and development industry. Several information technology niche areas are expanding, including cyber security, metadata, platform optimization, more intuitive applications development, artificial intelligence, deep learning and automation. In this way, the transition of companies towards this new digital age, research and development, robotization and the quest for greater productivity will contribute to the creation of new positions, as will the video game industry, which will continue to grow and diversify its activities (mobile games, arcades, cinema, animation, etc.).

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 78%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Ontario 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.

Computer programmers and interactive media developers are employed by all sectors, but primarily by computer systems design and related services. Other key employers include the federal government, finance and insurance companies, and software publishers.

Computer programmers and interactive media developers have the second largest workforce size among the five professional occupational groups in computer and information systems.

The fast pace at which new computer applications are being used by most businesses and consumers will continue to support employment growth for these programmers and developers. For example, some of these professionals should be needed to provide programming platforms to support greater precision in agriculture, develop robots for use in industrial settings, e-learning tools in schools and workplaces, as well as add features in new mobile devices.

Yet during the forecast period, one of the key drivers of employment will be the technologies being introduced in the automotive industry. Large automotive manufacturers and software producers have been investing in projects in different areas of the province to develop new features in connected cars and to advance self-driving car projects.

Further, as finance and insurance services continue to transform their processing features, several opportunities are expected for programmers and software developers in these institutions, in digital laboratories, and among the growing number of financial technology (FinTech) start-up companies. Private and public sector venture capital funding is helping to spur growth in the emerging FinTech cluster and other sectors.

Within this occupational group, cloud developers should see a fair amount of openings due to the rising use of this infrastructure by businesses.

In Ontario, video gaming is a vital part of the interactive media industry, and the province accounts for the second largest share of video game companies in Canada. Based on the most recent industry statistics, the province experienced significant growth in the number companies, and a 52% increase in the number of full-time employees generally in the cluster. This trend, along with the availability of provincial tax credits, should bode well for job openings for these individuals. Industry reports mention that programming will be one of the top skills needed in the video game industry.

Generally, dominant technological trends related to artificial intelligence, block chain infrastructure, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality will boost employment growth in this occupational group. While employment growth is expected to be favourable over the next few years, the off-shoring of lower value programming work, and the availability of more adaptable pre-packaged software solutions may mitigate some of the potential opportunities for some of these professionals.

Computer programmers and interactive media developers is the top occupation found by graduates (32%) of computer science bachelor degree programs from universities in Ontario. Graduates of college programs also add to the supply of new entrants.

Computer programmers and interactive media developers with experience and up-to-date skills in programming languages such as C++, SQL, Java and Visual Basic, and operating systems UNIX or Linux will have more favourable employment prospects. Some positions will also seek individuals with skills developing cloud technologies. In addition to sound technical knowledge, professionals with strong communication and soft skills may fare better in the labour market. Individuals who are willing to accept temporary or contract-based assignments may also have greater employment opportunities.

Apart from job fairs and other traditional hiring methods, employers and other stakeholders organise 'hackathons' as a way of identifying and recruiting top IT talent.

In looking beyond the forecast period, a growing share of Ontario's workforce is expected to have basic coding and other digital skills. In addition to public sector investments, several educational institutions and training centres are offering related short-term intensive courses.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 76,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 42%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 11%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 72% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 28% 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 32 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 10% of computer programmers and interactive media developers 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 3,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 930 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • Not many 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 more mature companies as well as start-ups involved in the development of artificial intelligence and robotics.

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 also bode well for work opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 7,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 49%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 17%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the London 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the London region:

  • Approximately 1,910 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers 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): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 610 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 55%
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing (NAICS 334): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Northeast 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 740 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 40%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
Northwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 220 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 43%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 26%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 18%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Ottawa 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.

Within this economic region, the Ottawa-Gatineau area is among the top three technology zones in Ontario. The technology cluster in Ottawa is expanding. This includes a strong autonomous vehicle ecosystem in the Kanata area with research facilities by large software producers and automotive manufacturers. A number of other technology companies also report favourable hiring intentions.

The growth of Ottawa's technology cluster is also benefitting from large injections of venture capital funding, including for start-up companies.

In this region, 4-in-10 of the computer programmers and interactive media developers are employed by professional, scientific and technical services, mainly computer systems design firms. Generally, Ottawa is home to some of these larger, design companies, as well as software publishers in Ontario. Federal government departments, which are dominant in this region, are the second largest employers. Overall, computer programmers in the province who are seeking employment with the federal government will likely find more of the job openings in Ottawa. Generally in Ottawa, some employers may prefer individuals who are fluent in English and French.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 14,570 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 41%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 28%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 20%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Toronto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Toronto 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.

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, as well as of software publishers, and computer systems design firms. Ontario's interactive digital media companies have a strong presence in Toronto. The region also continues to attract large investments in technology operations, and the planned opening of a film and television production hub should add prospects especially for interactive media developers.

Toronto is a centre for Ontario's financial services, and the sector should be a key source of employment, as well as the digital laboratories supporting changes in the services. 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 44,540 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 52%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 16%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 1,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 43%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 11%
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 2,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 35%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 15%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 8%
  • 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
  • 79% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 21% 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 30 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Interlake Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Interlake 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.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Interlake region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 43%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 36%
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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Southeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Southeast region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 62%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 18%
Southwest Region Undetermined

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

Winnipeg Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Winnipeg region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 2,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers 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): 20%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 5%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Saskatchewan for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 2,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 32%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 19%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 7%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 75% of computer programmers and interactive media developers 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 32 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Northern Region Undetermined

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

Prince Albert Region Undetermined

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

Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region 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.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 1,190 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 24%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 22%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 860 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 46%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 12,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 49%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 73% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 27% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 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.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 17%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 11%
    • Agriculture: 6%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 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.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 17%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 11%
    • Agriculture: 6%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 7,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 58%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 13%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Camrose - Drumheller 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.

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 32%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 28%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 12%
Edmonton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 4,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 56%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 53%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
Red Deer Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 33%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined

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

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in British Columbia 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 20,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 50%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 19%
  • 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
  • 69% of computer programmers and interactive media developers work all year, while 31% 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 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of computer programmers and interactive media developers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 22%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 14%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 13%
Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) in the Kootenay 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 70%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 8%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 16,010 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 55%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 21%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 1,020 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 42%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 21%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) 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.
  • 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 Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 2,780 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 64%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%

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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