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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
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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 News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The Minister of Energy and Mines announced that Trevali Mining Corporation was given approval to operate its Caribou Mine located near Bathurst. It is expected to result in several hundred new jobs for the region. Trevali has begun hiring technical personnel and placing orders for components of the mill.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The provincial and federal governments announced funding in the amount of $775,000 for Heveco, a company that harvests peat moss in Tabusintac NB. The funding will primarily be used to purchase new equipment to improve productivity at the operation.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The development of the Halfmile Mine and Caribou Mine and mill in the Chaleur Region near Bathurst owned by Trevali Mining Corporation will begin shortly. The mine is expected to open in early 2014. The company hopes to benefit from the pool of workers created by the closure of the Xtrata Zinc Brunswick this month. About 500 applications from local miners, mill workers and others are currently being reviewed by the company. About 200 to 250 jobs will open up.
- Xtrata Zinc Brunswick Mine near Bathurst is in the process of shutting down after 50 years of operation and will close by May 10, putting about 1,000 workers out of a job
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
- NB Power has awarded a $30M contract to ABB Inc. of Sweden to upgrade a high-voltage direct current converter station near Dalhousie
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