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National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.

Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC's Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.

This occupation( Computer and Information Systems Managers )is part of a larger occupational group called Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information Systems (NOC 021).

Occupations in this group

Engineering Managers (0211)
Architecture and Science Managers (0212)
Computer and Information Systems Managers (0213)

Employment (non-student) in 2010 77,670
Median Age of workers in 2010 44
Average Retirement Age in 2010 59

Occupation Projection for Canada

Over the 2006-2008 period, employment growth in this occupation was just above the occupational average. The unemployment rate dropped, to reach a very low level (0.6% in 2008). The average hourly wage increased at the same rate as the occupational average and is one of the highest among all the occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was not sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation.

Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are greater than the projected job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility), while an occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected job seekers are greater than the projected job openings. For Managers In Engineering, Architecture, Science And Information Systems, over the period of 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 39,068. It is expected that 37,400 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.

Given that this occupation was facing excess demand, projections indicate that the number of job seekers will remain insufficient to fill job openings over the 2009 2018 period. Job openings will arise from both employment growth and replacement needs. Job openings arising from expansion demand will be slightly fewer in number than over the 1999-2008 period, but the rate of employment growth will be above the average. The strong job creation in recent years will be halted by an expected return to productivity growth and by the increasingly large difficulties in terms of the recruitment and retention of skilled workers. There will also be many retirements, due to the fact that the average age of workers in this occupation is higher than in other occupations, which results in a higher retirement rate. In terms of supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system. However, given that many years of experience are often needed to obtain a management position, it is not surprising that a significant number of job seekers will come from other occupations.

This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables
Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 16,533 42%
Retirements 18,499 47%
Deaths 2,224 6%
Emigration 1,812 5%
Projected Job Openings 39,068 100%
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 14,675 39%
Immigration 5,768 15%
Net Mobility 16,957 45%
Projected Job Seekers 37,400 100%

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time and part-time?

The graph displays the proportion of people in this occupation who worked full-time and part-time in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.

According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 86% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

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