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Information systems analysts and consultants conduct research, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
IT (information technology) consultant, computer consultant, computer systems analyst, informatics consultant, informatics security analyst, information systems business analyst, information systems quality assurance analyst, management information systems (MIS) analyst, systems auditor, systems consultant, systems security analyst.
- Information systems business analysts and consultants confer with clients to identify and document requirements, conduct business and technical studies, design, develop, integrate and implement information systems business solutions, and provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery.
- Systems security analysts confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware, and develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of security breaches.
- Information systems quality assurance analysts develop and implement policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems.
- Systems auditors conduct independent third-party reviews to assess quality assurance practices, software products and information systems.
Outlook & Prospects for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants in Campbellton--Miramichi Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Campbellton--Miramichi Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-27|
Currently the chances of qualified Information Systems Analysts and Consultants finding employment are considered to be limited in the local area.
According to the 2006 Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 75.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is above the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. As business and organizations integrate and computerize more of their every day functions demand for system analysts and consultants should keep pace. Work in information systems should continue to increase as organizations require help in managing and upgrading computer and information systems, especially in areas related to information security. Some opportunities are for contract, term or consulting work. In the northeast, employers who hire workers in this occupation are often located outside the area.
Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: public administration, finance, insurance, real estate and leasing, information, culture and recreation, retail trade as well as transportation and warehousing.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss Limited of Baie-Sainte-Anne received a combined funding of $700,000 from the federal government's Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provincial government's Miramichi Economic Development and Innovation Fund. The monies will be used to purchase new equipment enabling the company to modernize and expand production capabilities. Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss has operated in the region for 50 years and employs about 70 people.
- As a result of a prospecting find of volcanic massive sulfide near Bathurst, Gideon Capital Corporation of Toronto has started a new mining company in Bathurst. The company, Bathurst Resources Corporation, currently employs a geologist and two prospectors, but general manager Peter Gummer expects that the number of employees will increase as the project grows. The goal of the company is to find the source of the volcanic massive sulfide and create a mine in the area.
- Jiffy Products (N.B.) Limited of Shippagan has received a repayable loan of $ 500,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and $ 250,000 from the government of New Brunswick for the acquisition of new technology to increase productivity. The company, which manufactures pots and pellets made from peat, as well as other horticultural products employs 292 people. An additional 12 jobs will be created at the plant. Jiffy Products has been in Shippagan since 1976.
- The second of three waves of hiring for the Public Works and Government Services Canada Pay Centre of Expertise in Miramichi has added 170 new employees to this federal government payroll centre. The first and second wave totalling about 310 employees are working in temporary locations while construction of a permanent building will be started in 2014. It is expected that as many as 550 full-time workers will be employed at the payroll centre by as early as Spring 2014.
- The Medavie Blue Cross branch office located on St. Anne Street in Bathurst will permanently close on October 1, putting 2 full-time and 2 part-time employees out of work. Declining in-person claim volumes is cited as the reason for the closure.
- The Caisse populaire in Pointe-Verte will be closing in late October or early November. There are currently two employees working at the location. Hours of service have already been reduced.
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