Job prospects Computerized Information Systems Manager in Canada

People working as a computerized information systems manager have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These prospects are applicable to all Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213).

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 over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job prospects
Newfoundland and Labrador Fair Fair
Prince Edward Island Fair Fair
Nova Scotia Good Good
New Brunswick Good Good
Quebec Good Good
Ontario Good Good
Manitoba Fair Fair
Saskatchewan Good Good
Alberta Fair Fair
British Columbia Good Good
Yukon Territory Undetermined Undetermined
Northwest Territories Undetermined Undetermined
Nunavut Undetermined Undetermined
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.

Summary

BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2019-2028 period at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

Employment in 2018

72,200

Median age of workers in 2018

45

Average retirement age in 2018

62.0

Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2016-2018 period, employment in this occupational group increased faster than the average of all occupations. The rapid increase of cloud computing services, big data, predictive analytics, complexity of IT systems and the popularity of startups have been just some of the reasons for this rapid growth. The unemployment rate increased slightly, above its own historical norms, but below the national average in 2018. Finally, as the number of unemployed workers increased roughly at the same pace as the number of job vacancies, the ratio of unemployed workers to job vacancies remained mostly stable and below the Canadian average. Hence, the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Computer and information systems managers, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 38,100 , while 44,500 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2019-2028 period, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue over the projection period. The majority of job openings are expected to arise from employment growth and retirements. The retirement rate is expected to be similar to the average of all occupations as these workers tend to have a similar age structure to that of all occupations and tend to retire at a similar age. Indeed, retirements are expected to account for about 43% of total job openings, a proportion that is substantially lower than among all other occupations (about 59% of openings). Yet, this is mostly because employment growth is expected to be substantially greater than average. During the projection period, rapid innovation will continue, inducing Canadian firms to adapt quickly and upgrade their IT infrastructure to remain competitive. In addition, new technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, 5G mobile, 3D printing and Blockchain will continue to emerge, thereby supporting the demand for these and other related workers. With regard to labour supply, given that many years of experience are generally required to obtain a management position, it is not surprising that the vast majority of job seekers will come from other occupations. However, this might not be limited to related IT occupations such as computer and information systems professionals (minor NOC 217). A large percentage of firms in the IT industry employ under 10 workers. A good proportion of those will intend to make the “big jump” to become large scale companies, requiring computer and information systems managers with skills that go beyond the typical IT competencies acquired in other IT related occupations. As a result, workers from other occupations with specific managerial and strategic skills might find opportunities in this occupation. Additionally, immigration is also expected to add a sizeable number of job seekers to this occupation. The school system is projected to supply less than one tenth of job seekers.

Source Canadian Occupational Projections System – ESDC

Labour Market Information Survey
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