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Employment Outlook for IT and Tech Jobs in 2022

By: Lindsay McKay

Published On: February 22, 2022

Employment Outlook for IT and Tech Jobs for 2022

There is no question that businesses are starting to understand the need for digital transformation and cybersecurity, with budgets increasing across the board for cybersecurity training and investing in more innovation and collaboration. And the need for qualified trained technology professionals is not slowing down, with more and more skills shortages starting to emerge, now is the time to get into the IT field. According to Randstad’s Top 15 Jobs Trending in Canada 2022 report, three of the top 15 jobs in Canada 2022 are in the IT workspace: IT project manager, developer, and cloud architect.  Randstad also points out the landscape of trending jobs in Canada may be different than what we have seen prior to the pandemic. For example, industries with major growth include health care, the service sector, and technology, but some of the best jobs are those that can support business in multiple industries such as a key account manager, marketing manager, and cloud professionals. Read on the learn about four of the top eight trending IT jobs, the most valuable technical skills, some new trending skills, and sought-after IT certifications. 

Field Service Technician 

One of the best roles you can get with CompTIA A+ certification is a field service technician or network technician. A field service technician is responsible for providing on-site end-user assistance, maintenance, programming, installation, and more. This line of work requires you to be constantly on the move, and you would need to be comfortable being on your feet and running around to different sites all day long. 

Network Engineer 

Network engineers design, build and maintain networks that allow data to be transferred between systems, people and workflows. Similar roles include network administrator and network analyst. 

Cloud Architect 

Cloud architects design, build and oversee the various features that make up the cloud computing and networking environment. Cloud architects must be able to understand business requirements and their relationship to technical requirements to be able to translate documents into practical designs and support employees, customers, and the organization. 

IT Project Manager 

The role of an IT project manager involves development, implementation, and other aspects of IT. IT project managers often have development or analyst experience, but coding is not necessary to earn one of these top jobs. 

Most Valuable Technical Skills List in Canada 

Some of the most valuable technical skills that are also on the skills shortage list in Canada include:  

  • Java 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Microsoft SQL Server 
  • Cloud and SaaS skills 
  • Virtualization (Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware) 
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Linux 

Trending Skills List in Canada  

Thanks to the pandemic, we are seeing skills that have not trended before. Additionally, economic pressures, customer preferences, highly competitive markets, and regulatory requirements are key factors behind the shift we're experiencing. Some of the nontechnical skills in 2022 include: 

  • Scheduling 
  • Cleaning 
  • Repair 
  • Budgeting 
  • Project Management 
  • Quality Control 

Have a combination of the most valuable technical skills and trending skills? Add a sought-after certification and you are getting closer to becoming a stand-out application 

Sought-After Certifications in 2022 

Many employers seek candidates with certifications that demonstrate expertise in areas such as security, cloud, project management, and networking. Certification courses that cover these areas include: 

Ready to jump into a career in IT? Explore TechoEdge Learning’s CompTIA courses or Arcitura courses today to get started.  



The information contained in this post is considered true and accurate as of the publication date. However, the accuracy of this information may be impacted by changes in circumstances that occur after the time of publication. Ashton College assumes no liability for any error or omissions in the information contained in this post or any other post in our blog


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