Job prospects Microprocessor Designer And Application Engineer near Montréal (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) near Montréal (QC). These trends also apply to people working as a microprocessor designer and application engineer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

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

microprocessor designer and application engineer
Outlook over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC 2147) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

A university degree in computer engineering, software engineering, or in electrical engineering with a specialization in computer science is usually required by employers. A university degree in computer science also qualifies candidates to enter this occupation. Experience in a field related to the job (computer network, telecommunications, software, etc.) remains an almost unavoidable condition, as is bilingualism. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to collaborate and to work as a team, interpersonal abilities and personal abilities such as rigour, organizational, analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce expected results and stay up to date.

The evolution of employment in this profession depends on the demand for computer services that will be driven by the craze for digital devices, the Internet, robotics and artificial intelligence. In addition, business needs for single platforms that can support different computing devices (computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.), cloud computing and cybersecurity will continue to help create new positions.

Here are some key facts about Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 4,680 people work in this occupation.
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 46%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 21%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing (NAICS 334): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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