Job prospects Software Design Engineer near Toronto (ON)
Explore current and future job prospects for Software engineers and designers near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a software design engineer.
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 (2018-2020). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in the Toronto region 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.
The City of Toronto has the largest technology cluster in Ontario. The Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of the workforce of this occupational group, as well as of software publishers and computer systems design firms. Recent additions or expansions by major employers in these and related sectors bode well for employment prospects in the region.
Here are some key facts about Software engineers and designers in the Toronto region:
- Approximately 22,710 people work in this occupation.
- Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 57%
- Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
- Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
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