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tech jobs in canada are evolving. are you ready?

Does the breakneck speed of evolving technology fascinate you? Are you passionate about overcoming challenges using the latest tech? Does your appreciation for caffeine and energy drinks border on obsession? If this sounds like you, then you have what it takes to become an IT professional.

Randstad Canada is here to help you make your next exciting career move. Our day-to-day immersion in the IT world, working with some of the most innovative brands in Canada, gives us the insight and experience to help you keep up with the accelerated pace of new and emerging technologies.

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a day in the life of a technologies professional

What does a day in the life of an IT professional look like? Follow the journey of an user-experience (UX) specialist and see how evolving technologies like mobile development and cloud computing are influencing this exciting and dynamic field.

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how randstad helps you find the right tech job

In the tech industry change is constant. Keeping your technical skills up to date and finding a job that makes the most of them can be difficult. Randstad's IT recruiters help you cut through the chaos and uncover job opportunities that excite you.

We understand that finding a job where you have an opportunity to make a real impact is key to your personal growth and career evolution. We have the tools and experience you need to pinpoint those opportunities.

average tech salaries in canada

Salaries in the technology sector vary greatly depending on your role and specific responsibilities.

Tech support roles tend to be on the low end of the spectrum. You can expect to make somewhere between $35,000 and $70,000, with your salary increasing as your experience level does.

Various types of analysts, administrators and quality assurance specialists can expect salaries in the mid to high range, starting at $50,000 and reaching as high as $95,000, depending on your specialty, experience and location in Canada. Most programmer and developer roles are also in the mid to high salary range, and will make between $55,000 and $100,000.

Top earning roles include management, directors and executives like VPs of technology, CIOs and CTOs. Salaries start in the low six figures and climb from there.

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Below are some of the most common tech and IT jobs that Randstad fills. Find tech roles available in each field by clicking on jobs that interest you.

IT jobs to consider

These are some of the most in-demand IT jobs that employers are trying to fill. Learn more about the roles and what they entail:

Some other popular jobs in the IT sector include auditor, graphic designer, data modeling, network administrator, IT sales and marketing, and technical writer.

developer jobs to consider

If your resume includes programming or development skills, here are some roles that might be right for you:

These developer jobs can advance into supervisory or management roles as you gain experience and expertise.

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find IT jobs near you

Are you looking for IT jobs in a particular Canadian city? Search the tech jobs posted in your location by clicking on your city below.

where you can work

In our digital age, most businesses have an IT department, so there are diverse opportunities to be found across Canada. The shortage of technical skills in Canada has led to a high demand for IT jobs and a wealth of possibilities for those who have in-demand tech skills.

The high influence of tech has lead businesses to invest in specialists with the expertise to improve efficiency or help them reach increasingly digital markets. Sought after tech skills include programming and mobile development, big data analysis, social media, cloud software, Internet of Things, and DevOps.

If you bring these tech skills to the table, there are a wealth of job possibilities for you to explore throughout the country.

your day to day tasks

The broad range of tech jobs and specialties means every day should present new challenges to you. Some of the responsibilities that might be a part of your workday include:

  • analyzing, sorting or reporting on data
  • identifying and resolving technical problems for coworkers
  • developing software packages or applications
  • writing code for software, web apps or other sources
  • modifying or making adjustments to existing systems
  • developing or maintaining your company's website
  • maintaining or installing security systems for your company
  • monitoring and maintaining networks
  • installing and configuring software
  • testing or debugging software and other programs
  • ensuring quality control or compliance with regulations
  • analyzing and reporting on the functionality of business systems
  • working with customers or clients to troubleshoot IT issues
  • setting up new user accounts and profiles
  • supporting other teams or departments at your company
  • managing or leading the IT department

what you bring to the table

In the technology sector, being tech savvy is all but a given. You have a deep understanding of technology and use it to your advantage. You know the programs and systems you work with in and out and are the person coworkers turn to for assistance.

You also have an ability to process and analyze complex data. You often handle massive amounts of information and excel at distilling it into simple takeaways that will improve efficiency or your company's bottom line. You're able to report on and communicate your findings to your supervisors.

You're also a problem solver capable of coming up with innovative solutions and fixing issues as they arise. If you work in a customer interfacing role, such as tech support, you are able to get to the root of issues quickly, and are able to recommend and communicate effective solutions.

training and certifications

Most IT jobs will require post-secondary education. A degree in computer science, engineering or technology is a requirement for many IT jobs. A business degree may also be an asset, depending on the position. Some opportunities may also require knowledge of and experience with programming languages.

Additionally, there are IT certifications available in various specialties to help you increase your expertise and potential earning power.

where your career is headed

Working in IT leaves plenty of room for you to expand your career. In today's technology-driven world, highly skilled and experienced IT professionals are in constant demand in just about every industry under the sun.

With some experience under your belt, you can move into supervisory and management positions where you lead an IT team. At the top executive level, you can become director, VP of technology, or even CIO (Chief Information Officer.)

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