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Postsecondary Graduate Debt
Median debt amount at graduation for students in the mathematics, computer and information sciences field of study, which includes computer programming, network systems, mobile apps, and cybersecurity program areas:
Median debt amount at graduation for students in the health and related field of study, which includes health informatics program areas:
|Job Title||Hourly Wage|
|Computer Programmer||$24.00 - $57.69|
|Database Designer||$22.00 - $59.34|
|Informatics Consultant||$24.04 - $61.54|
|Information Systems Analyst||$24.04 - $61.54|
|IT Manager||$34.62 - $72.12|
|Software Tester||$17.95 - $58.48|
|Web Designer/Developer||$20.00 - $46.15|
Labour Market Conditions
This occupational group is expected to face labour shortage conditions through 2028 in Canada. Employment growth will lead to to several new positions due to technological changes in business operations, including in the automotive, health care. and finance and insurance sectors, key technology trends related to artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality, and a significant presence in the number of video game companies in Ontario, which may especially benefit interactive media developers. A moderate number of jobs will also be expected to become available from retirements.
While job openings and job seekers are projected to be at similar levels, labour shortage conditions are expected to continue through 2028 in Canada. Several new positions and a moderate number positions from retirements are expected. The main trends affecting employment in this area include the emphasis on Big Data analytics influences demand for emerging roles such as data scientists, technological changes occuring in many businesses operations, spending for new software products and systems, including in finance, insurance and health care sectors, ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies, remote work structures from COVID-19 accelerated information technology (IT) transformation, and key technology trends related to artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual and augmented reality.
The employment outlook in Ontario is good, leading to several new positions, and a moderate number of positions due to retirements. There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation. A labour shortage in Canada for this occupation group is expected. Through 2028, new job openings arising from expansion demand and replacement demand are expected to total 113,000, while 98,700 new job seekers are expected to be available to fill them.
Information Systems Analyst
This occupational group is expected to face national labour shortage conditions through 2028. In Ontario, several new positions are expected and a moderate number of positions coming from retirements. Trends contributing to growth in this area include the greater use of the internet and technological changes in many business operations, with spending on new software products and systems, the prevalence, growing concern, and rising costs of cybersecurity breaches, remote work structures resulting from COVID-19 accelerated information technology (IT) transformation, large investments in the automotive industry and ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies, increased private and public-sector investments in digital infrastructure, including broadband projects, and lastly key technology trends related to artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and cloud technologies. Some main sectors work is found in include computer systems design services, monetary authorities, federal government public administration and information and cultural industries.
Employment growth will lead to several new positions and several new positions due to retirements. The main trends affecting employment are the greater use of advanced computer technology by organizations, large investments in the automotive industry, ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies, the prevalence, growing concern, and rising costs of cybersecurity breaches, and key technology trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), ‘Big Data’ analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI). Employment growth is expected to be substantially greater in this occupation group than average, as rapid innovation continues through 2028, as Canadian firms will need to adapt quickly and upgrade their IT infrastructure to remain competitive., and many will move to become large scale companies from companies employing under 10 workers.
Employment outlook will be good for this position in Ontario through 2023, with employment growth leading to several new positions and a moderate number of positions becoming available due to retirements. The trends that will cause employment growth include technological changes occurring in the operations in many industries, investments in new software products and systems including in the automotive, finance and insurance sectors, increased private and public investments in digital infrastructure, including broadband projects as well as a significant presence of video game companies in Ontario, which may create demand for video game testers.
Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line through 2028 in Canada. Employment growth in Ontario will allow the creation of a moderate number of new positions, with the growing popularity of companies having an online presence to market products and services and communicate with customers, such as for e-commerce and e-learning purposes, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the demand for online interactions, as well as the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Employers for this occupation group can be in various industries, but most are employed in computer systems design services, along with information and cultural industries, public administration, largely federal government, and advertising and public relations. Employment is projected to grow at a higher rate than the average of all occupations, with job creation representing 54% of job opportunities for this group.
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