Job prospects Computer Network Technician near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Computer network technicians near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a computer network technician.

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.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

computer network technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Computer network technicians are expected to benefit generally from the region's large and growing business base, including the financial services hub. Toronto also accounts for an-above share including of the larger computer systems and design services firms in terms of employee size, which should support job prospects for computer network technicians in the region.

Here are some key facts about Computer network technicians in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 11,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer network technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 16%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 13%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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