Job prospects Operating Systems Programmer in the Cape Breton Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Computer programmers and interactive media developers" in the Cape Breton Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Computer programmers and interactive media developers in the Cape Breton Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer systems developers and programmers (NOC 21230) in the Cape Breton region for the 2023-2025 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 systems developers and programmers in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Computer systems developers and programmers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 59%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 30%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 11%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Computer programmers and interactive media developers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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