Job outlook Software Design Engineer near Vancouver (BC)

Job opportunities for Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) are good near Vancouver (BC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a software design engineer.

Job opportunities near Vancouver (BC)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

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%

Job opportunities in British Columbia


The job outlook for a software design engineer working in British Columbia is good over the next 3 years.

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