What are IT Workers employment prospects like in Canada?
As most things in life, this depends on how much effort you’re willing to put forth. Having a higher level of education and specialized knowledge would help your career chances in Canada. In addition, a strong language proficiency in English or French and a substantial amount of work experience will also be an asset to employment prospects. If you do not have the years of experience, you still have excellent prospects for employment but most likely, you will not be given a senior position right away.
The average yearly salary of an IT worker in Canada ranges from $65,000-$120,000 CAD but whether you are in the higher or lower end of the salary spectrum, will depend on your preferred location in Canada and your qualifications once you are a Permanent Resident of Canada.
We will demonstrate down below real positions with requirement for your knowledge & information purposes only in Canada and the average salary for each title.
Information Systems Analysts & Consultants
Average Salary: $92,491 CAD per year
- IS Quality Assurance Analysts
- Systems Auditors
- Information Systems Business Analysts
- Systems Security Analysts
Job Description: Analyze systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues.
Database Analysts & Data Administrators
Average Salary: $80,524 CAD per year
- Data Processing Specialist
- EDP Analyst
- Data Miner
- Database Designer
Job Description: Although they are slightly different positions, data administrators and database analysts are contained under the same NOC code. Database analysts are expected to design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models.
Software Engineers & Designers
Average Salary: $97,500 CAD per year
- Application Architect
- Software Architect
- Software Testing Engineer
- Software Technical Architect
Job Description: Research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software. Being a team leader of software engineers also means you fall under this category.
Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developer
Average Salary: $74,719 CAD per year
- Web Programmer
- Computer Game Developer
- Programmer Analyst
- Systems Programmer
Job Description: This profession is like many other NOC codes in that it covers two professions that are very similar to each other. Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for microcomputer and mainframe software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. Interactive media developers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for internet applications, computer-based training software, computer games, film, video and other interactive media.
Average Salary: $74,719 CAD per year
- Network Test Engineer
- Systems Designer – Hardware
- Computer Telecommunications specialist
- Hardware Technical Architect
Job Description: Computer engineers research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fiber-optic networks, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems.
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