Job prospects Computerized Information Systems Manager in Ontario

Job opportunities for Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a computerized information systems manager.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Ontario

computerized information systems manager
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213) in Ontario 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.

Computer and information systems managers are employed by all major sectors of the economy, but with the leading share in computer systems design and related services. Other key employers include financial institutions and public administration, mainly federal government departments.

Employment in this occupation is expected to increase during the forecast period due to the fast pace at which new technology is being adopted generally. Many organizations are taking advantage of advanced computer and information systems to expand the types of products and services offered. This is achieved through means such as the provision of better processing platforms, and access speeds.

Finance and insurance services is one of the sectors impacted by this change. These businesses are undergoing a digital transforming and offering more of their services online or through mobile applications. In addition, large automotive manufacturers and software producers have invested in research facilities to develop new features in connected cars, and to advance self-driving car projects. Changes are also taking place in healthcare and other areas of the public sector. Meanwhile, with the Internet of Things (IoT) and more processes being digitized, there is the growing use of large bodies of data ('Big Data') especially in the finance, e-commerce retail, and telecommunications industries. Security breaches have also become more prevalent. All of these trends will create additional need for effective hardware and software systems for major data processing, security enhancement and other projects, and the oversight of these managers.

Ontario continues to attract many business entrants in information technology and several existing companies are also expanding. The three largest technology clusters are in the Ottawa-Gatineau, the City of Toronto, and Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo areas.

Other dominant technological trends will support job prospects for these managers, including artificial intelligence, block chain infrastructure, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality.

In addition to having relevant formal education such as a bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration, commerce or engineering, computer and information systems managers are required to have a variety of strong technology skills. For example, some employers are seeking individuals with up-to-date skills in programming languages such as C++, SQL, and Java.

Many of these managers are expected to be promoted from among employees in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design or computer programming. Employers also tend to recruit individuals who have over 7 years' experience working in a particular technology role and with project management skills. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may be an asset in securing employment in this field. The ability to work in an Agile environment, and with private or public cloud-based technologies are vital for some job functions. The work usually involves budgeting, and some travel may be needed.

Here are some key facts about Computer and information systems managers in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 41,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer and information systems managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 27%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 12%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • 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 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 81% of computer and information systems managers work all year, while 19% 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 37 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of computer and information systems managers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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