Information Technology
& AI

The demand for
software engineers,
is expected to grow
by 24 percent in the
next 10 years

Overall, job prospects continue to thrive in the IT sector. The demand for software engineers, for instance, is expected to grow by 24 percent in the next 10 years. In tech overall, wages continue to be strong, outpacing the average Canadian salary by as much as 52 percent. Double-digit growth is projected for the period from 2019 through 2027 for several occupations, including database analysts and administrators (22%), systems analysts and consultants (17%), software engineers (16%) and user support technicians (15%). Between 2015 and 2018, demand for AI-related roles more than doubled—AI job postings were up 119 percent as a share of all job postings. The most sought-after skills were data scientist, software engineer, machine learning engineer and deep learning engineer.

Hiring in AI roles grew by fully 32 percent between 2019 and 2020. Specialized IT engineering roles, like web developers and distributed systems specialists, grew by nearly 25 percent in the same period.

The pace shows no sign of slowing anytime soon. Contrary to those who worried that AI would replace workers, some researchers are saying the opposite is more likely—that AI will create more jobs than it displaces, albeit with different skills.

We have decades of experience in IT and have helped our clients fill some of their most challenging vacancies. Our sector experience extends to healthcare and finance, and we have sourced candidates for machine-learning engineer positions, heads of research and director of AI roles. Our comprehensive understanding of IT and AI means we find the best candidates for you in areas like:

Data analytics
Infrastructure and operations
Directors of IT

Enterprise architecture and technology
Program and project management
Chief information officers (CIO)