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Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
EDP (electronic data processing) manager, computer systems manager, data centre manager, data processing director, information systems manager, manager, data processing and systems analysis, manager, management information system (MIS), manager, software engineering, software development manager, systems development manager.
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
- Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
- Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
- Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
- Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training.
Outlook & Prospects for Computer and Information Systems Managers in Montréal Region
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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 2008-2010 period, employment growth in this occupation was above the average for all occupations. However, the unemployment rate also increased. The average hourly wage increased at a lower rate than the average for all occupations; however, it is one of the highest among all the occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was 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 number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Managers In Engineering, Architecture, Science And Information Systems, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 39,068 and 37,400 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Given that labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced, projections indicate that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. Job openings will arise from both employment growth and retirements. The retirement rate for this occupation will be similar to the rate for all occupations. Job openings resulting from economic growth will increase more than the average for all occupations because this occupation will benefit from the strength of investments in private and public infrastructure projects and the strong growth in computer systems design services. In terms of supply, nearly one half of job seekers will come from the school system. However, given that many years of experience are often needed to obtain a management position, a significant number of job seekers will come from other occupations, mainly engineers and computer scientists working in natural and applied sciences.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||2,224||6%|
|Projected Job Openings||39,068||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||37,400||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||34.50|
|Information and cultural industries||10.80|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 6% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Computer and Information Systems Managers) is part of a larger group called Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information Systems (NOC 021). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 6% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 25% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Computer and Information Systems Managers) is part of a larger group called Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information Systems (NOC 021). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 13%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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