Job prospects Data Analyst - Informatics And Systems in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172) are good in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a data analyst - informatics and systems.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

data analyst - informatics and systems
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172) in Nova Scotia for the 2021-2023 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.

Remote hiring is common in the IT field, so jobseekers may benefit from including remote opportunities in their job search.

Here are some key facts about Database analysts and data administrators in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Database analysts and data administrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 17%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 9%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 9%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 76% of database analysts and data administrators work all year, while 24% 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 36 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of database analysts and data administrators are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Cape Breton Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Halifax Region Good Good
    North Shore Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southern Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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