Information Systems Analysts & Consultants
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test 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 public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- A Day in the Life of a Systems Analyst - The Princeton Review (U.S.)
- Computer Science & IT Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu - profiles and featured videos
- Interview: Business Analyst - from StudyinCanada.com
- Focus IT Job Profiles from ICTC:
- Career Mentor profile - IT Product Analyst, University of Manitoba alumnus
- Ecosystem: Cybersecurity Booklet - resource with career information and educational programs related to Cybersecurity
- Career Paths Booklet (Information Systems Analysts and Consultants - p.28) - Tech Manitoba's guide for occupations in technology and IT
- Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide (Information Systems - p.17) - from CERIC
- Cyber Career Pathways Tool - National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (U.S)
U of M Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar & Catalogue outlines program admission and course requirements. Use the left menu to navigate to a specific faculty and program. To determine which degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor.
Faculty and Department Homepages
Visit U of M's faculty and department homepages to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities.
- Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Science
- Asper School of Business (Major in Management Information Systems)
Exploring Other Education Options
Information for foreign-trained professionals - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Current employment stats for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants in Canada(by geography and sector) - from ICTC's e-Talent Canada
- Robert Half Salary Guides - view the Tech guide for salary and hiring trends
- Best Jobs in Canada 2018: The Top 25 - Computers Systems Manager (#19) - Canadian Business magazine
- Ecosystem: Cybersecurity Booklet - resource with labour market information and employers in the Cybersecurity field
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) - Manitoba Chapter
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) - Winnipeg Chapter
- Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Association for Women in Computing
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Tech Manitoba (formerly ICTAM) - business directory
- Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) - members list
- Information & Communication Technology Council of Canada
Search the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
These external resources may provide you with additional information about the occupation and opportunities to build experience:
- Article: Information Systems Managers combine computer science and business careers - JobPostings magazine
- Skull Space - Winnipeg organization community events, educational seminars, and offers a shared workspace
- Communications Security Establishment - Canadian government department focused on communications gathering including cyber-security
- Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) - collective cyber security in higher education
- Cybersecurity & Career Resources - National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (U.S)