INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
According to a trend analysis of the ICT sector, Canada will face a growing gap between the demand for and the supply of ICT talent and skills over the next 5. In Manitoba over 1,000 new ICT jobs are expected to be created by 2019. Add to this the replacement demand due to attrition (retirement, etc.) Manitoba will need to fill 4,000 ICT positions over the next five years.
- In 2015 there were over 17,500 ICT positions in Manitoba (80% of these in the city of Winnipeg)
- 2,270 are aged 25 or younger, 2,020 are nearing retirement, 3,000 are women and 4,590 are immigrants.
- With over 125 digital media and gaming companies in Manitoba gaming revenues grew by over 850% between 2007 and 2010.
According to ICTC, 2015, Demand-supply imbalances will affect some ICT occupations more than others. As a result of employment growth – combined with replacement demand due to skills mismatch, retirements, and other exits – Manitoba would need to fill the following ICT positions:
- 630 information systems analysts and consultants
- 450 computer and information systems managers
- 420 user support technicians
- 420 computer programmers and interactive media developers
- 290 database analysts and data administrators
- 270 computer engineers (except software engineers)
- 270 software engineers
- 260 computer and network operators and web technicians
- 250 electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technician
- 240 electrical and electronics engineers
Source: ICTC, 2015 http://www.digcompass.ca/labour-market-outlook-2015-2019/highlights/
Associations / Sector Councils
For more information about career opportunities in the Technology sector, as well as education and training, we encourage you to visit the website below where you will discover more about this industry and what it has to offer.
Information and Communications Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)