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If you are interested in working as an Information Systems Analyst and Consultant in Canada, you will be pleased to know that jobseekers for your occupation in Canada are in high demand.

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Important statistics for this occupation:

  • It is expected that the labour demand will be greater than the amount of job seekers over the 2011 to 2020 period.
  • Job opportunities in this field will result mostly from expansion demand, with employment growth in this occupation as one of the strongest of the period from 2011 to 2020.
  • Growth in this industry is due to the fact that computer technology is now an integral part of the economy, which in general is increasingly knowledge-based.
  • Immigration is expected to be an important source of job seekers since computer-related jobs remain one of the most attractive high-skilled occupations for immigrants, given that skills and knowledge acquired abroad in this field are easily transferable to Canada.
  • The median yearly income for this profession is $73,600 in Canada, with high incomes reported in the range of $108,000.

Duties for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze systems requirements, 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.

Description of Main Duties

The main duties for some occupations in this field are as follows:

  • 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.

Example job titles for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants:

  • IT Consultant
  • Analyst – computer, computer systems, information systems, etc
  • Information Systems – security analyst, analyst, quality assurance analyst, etc
  • Systems auditor
  • Systems specialist

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