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about programmer jobs in Montreal

Programmers play an important role on the IT team. They work collectively with other development professionals and ensure all company software programs effectively support business objectives. Today, there are close to 25,000 programmer jobs in Montreal. This is up 3.5% since 2017 and strong job growth continues in this area. Between 2007 and 2017, programmer jobs are up by a staggering 62.3% in Montreal. Job prospects are strong in this field.


programmer salaries in Montreal

Programmers in Montreal tend to make less than in other areas, largely because of the lower cost of living in the province. But you can still make over $100,000 annually. Here’s a summary of what you can expect for programmer salaries in Montreal and surrounding area.

Entry level salary: $50k - $65.9k
Intermediate salary: $63.1 - $83.7k
Senior salary: $81.1k - $105.6k



top industries for programmers in Montreal

Computer programmers can find work in the public and private sectors, with government agencies, and with companies of all sizes. In Montreal, you can find work in a vast number of industries. Here are the top industries for programmers in Montreal and across Quebec:

  • Computer system design
  • Software publishers
  • Insurance carriers
  • Depository credit intermediation
  • Universities

in demand skills in Montreal

Successful computer programmers not only have the core programming and IT skills, they are excellent communicators, effective troubleshooters and problem solvers, and get things done on time. They can work in stressful situations and under tight deadlines. Here are the top in demand skills hiring companies in Montreal are looking for in programmer candidates:

  • Java
  • C#
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)

next steps for programmers

Programmers’ roles are ever-evolving. It’s important to continue to add new skills and certifications to qualify for more senior roles. Many programmers go on to take on more senior programming roles or team lead positions. Some move into the management side of things and take on roles such as programming manager or IT manager. Contact Randstad Canada today to explore job opportunities in the Montreal region.

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