Job prospects Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst near Calgary (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for Information systems analysts and consultants near Calgary (AB). These trends also apply to people working as an information systems quality assurance analyst.

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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Calgary region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

According to the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, there are over 2,800 tech companies in Alberta, a 203% increase since 2012. More than half of these businesses are based in Calgary. The proportion of companies with more than ten employees has grown rapidly, rising to 49% in 2021 from 38% in 2018. The Conference Board of Canada expects employment in Calgary's professional, scientific, and technical services sector, the sector where most people in this occupation work, will continue to grow through 2025.

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

  • Approximately 12,610 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 42%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 9%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
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