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Make Your IT Job-Search Moves In These Top Provinces

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With Artificial Intelligence becoming a way of life and Information Technology (IT) taking over the job industry, according to Statistics Canada’s recent Labour Force Survey, employment in professional, scientific and technical services rose by 17,000 in May 2018 due to gains in Ontario. On a year-over-year basis, employment in this industry was up by 31,000 (+2.1%). With an estimated 20.000 vacancies across Canada in the IT industry according to Adzuna’s database, of which approximately 8,883 are in fact in Ontario, now is the time to make that career change you have been hoping for. Below Adzuna has provided a clearer overview of where you should take your next step:

The top three provinces with the most IT vacancies in Canada are Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia with 8,833, 5,065 and 2,630 vacancies respectively. Alberta comes in fourth place with 1,441 vacancies and Saskatchewan and New Brunswick follow with a mere 294 and 256 vacancies. The provinces which have the least amount of IT vacancies are Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Northwestern Territories and Nunavut. This can mostly be explained due to the lack of technological advances within these provinces.

Province IT Vacancies
1. Ontario 8,833
2. Quebec 5,056
3. British Columbia 2,630
4. Alberta 1,441
5. Saskatchewan 294
6. New Brunswick 256
7. Manitoba 235
8. Nova Scotia 185
9. Newfoundland & Labrador 88
10. Prince Edward Island 41
11. Yukon 23
12. Northwest Territories 20
13. Nunavut 11


Hereinafter is an overview of the highest vacancies in cities and regions among the top 4 provinces aforementioned. The region with the highest IT vacancies was found in the region Montérégie in Quebec with a total of 1,888 vacancies. In second place came Toronto in Ontario with a total of 1,719 vacancies, Greater Vancouver in British Columbia with a total of 1,532 vacancies as well as Montreal, Québec in fourth place with a total of 1,220 vacancies.

Regions Province IT Vacancies
Montérégie Québec 1,888
Toronto Ontario 1,719
Greater Vancouver British Columbia 1,532
Montréal Québec 1,220
York Region Ontario 843
Waterloo Region Ontario 777
Laurentides Québec 744
Calgary Alberta 538
Edmonton Alberta 461

Got inspiration to apply for an IT job in one of these major regions? Take a look at all of our IT vacancies and apply for your dream job today!