What are the most sought-after IT jobs in Quebec?

Posted at 01 October 2019

For a number of years, Quebec and Canadian companies have been undergoing a major transition to digital technology. As a result, there is a growing need for labour that is necessary for the healthy economic development of companies. In 2017, for example, the IT industry in Quebec accounted for 43% of the income in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector; 83% of companies and 65% of the workforce.

These figures demonstrate the need for companies to recruit new talent. Here is a ranking of the five most sought-after jobs by recruiters in 2019.

1. Developers and programmers: the most sought-after jobs in the IT sector

Responsible for the development of software, applications or websites, the job of computer programmer is one of the most important roles in the digital age. Depending on experience, the ability to work with multiple programming languages, or front-end, back-end or full-stack skills, there are many job opportunities for applicants. 

2. System administrator: another increasingly in-demand job

Responsible for a company's servers, the position of network administrator can be found in many sectors of activity. It is often essential to an organization. The main tasks associated with this position can include server installation and uninstallation, configuration, data security, technology monitoring, computer system optimization, etc. This profession is increasingly in demand, which is why it comes second in our ranking.

3. Quality assurance analyst: a key job for companies in the digital sector

The quality assurance analyst is responsible for the quality of all production activities in a company. He works to develop hardware and computer programs. He is involved at all stages of the process, from creation to completion. The quality assurance analyst is sought after by companies because he ensures the proper functioning of IT solutions and fixes bugs.

4. Data analyst: the strategist

The data analyst is responsible for the extraction and processing of a company's databases. His role is strategic and he uses data analysis to recommend future courses of action.

With digitization and the arrival of Big Data, technology companies need to recruit a data analyst to fully exploit the enormous volume of information they have at their disposal.

5. IT business analyst: an essential position

There are many sectors in which business analysts can be found. However, those working in the field of IT and technology are in high demand in 2019. Their job is to bridge the gap between IT and business. They analyse the needs required for a product or company and define its processes. In order to meet the needs, they develop an IT solution.

Companies hire business analysts because they depend on software both internally and externally. A business analyst is required to improve the efficiency of business software and systems.

Future jobs in the IT sector

According to a report by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), the evolution of new technologies will create 44,000 jobs by 2021 in Quebec. As a result, the demand for jobs in the IT sector will continue to increase. Occupations such as information and IT manager, computer engineers, interactive media developers and graphic design technicians are expected to be in high demand in the coming years.

Those interested in these professions therefore have a good chance of finding a job in Quebec. If you are looking for a temporary or permanent job in the IT field, consult our job offers on our Fed IT website.