Job prospects Software Design Engineer near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Software engineers and designers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as a software design engineer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

software design engineer
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region 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.

Here are some key facts about Software engineers and designers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 8,990 people work in this occupation.
  • Software engineers and designers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 54%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 20%
    • Computer, electronic and electrical product manufacturing (NAICS 334-335): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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