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Software engineers and designers

Whether you’re developing applications or creating software, apply your passion for information technology and programming to the development of all kinds of software.

Average salary38$ / hour


Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software. They are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.


  • Conventional
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Collect and document users' requirements and develop logical and physical specifications
  • Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to design, develop and test computer-based systems
  • Develop data, process and network models to optimize architecture and to evaluate the performance and reliability of designs
  • Plan, design and co-ordinate the development, installation, integration and operation of computer-based systems
  • Assess, test, troubleshoot, document, upgrade and develop maintenance procedures for operating systems, communications environments and applications software
  • May lead and co-ordinate teams of information systems professionals in the development of software and integrated information systems, process control software and other embedded software control systems.



Computer science

To register for Computer science:

Software, computer or computer construction engineering

To register for Software, computer or computer construction engineering:

Electrical, electronic, and communications engineering

To register for Electrical, electronic, and communications engineering:

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Estrie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Montérégie
  • Grande région de Montréal

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