Canada employs 877,000 ICT workers

ICT includes communications, technology, hardware, software, and network communications.

182,000 open positions predicted in 2019

Labour Market Outlook of the ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council)
in Canada

Interesting Facts about the Canadian ICT Workforce

25 or younger

near retirement



2015 Global ICT Market
2015 Global Cybercrime Cost
SMAAC Workers in Canada
The majority of ICT workers in Canada are employed outside of traditional ICT, and are spawning new innovations in SMAAC technologies.

SMAAC stands for Social, Mobile, Applications, Analytics and the Cloud.

In Demand Occupations

STEM Occupations in 2018 by Area (%)

  • Computer and IT
  • Engineering
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Architectural
  • Mathematical

Among the high demand occupations identified by the report were:

  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Computer and network operators and web technicians
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Software engineers
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Database analysts and data administrators

Medium demand occupations were:

  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • Web designers and developers
  • Computer engineers
  • Electrical and electronics engineers
  • User support technicians
  • Systems testing technicians

Low demand occupations were:

  • Telecommunications carriers managers
  • Broadcast technicians

IT Labour Market Outlook, ICTC Canada, 2015

Salaries Compared

IT Jobs with Top Starting Salaries in Canada

Application Developer   $60,530
Database Administrator   $65,406
Front End Developer   $55,596
Programmer Analyst   $58,745
Software Developer   $61,161
Software Engineer   $67,613
Systems Administrator   $56,201
Systems Business Analyst   $65,475

Workopolis, 2016