These statistics are for the career group Computer and Information Systems Professionals (NOC 217), which includes Software Engineers.
Workers are employed in the following industries: Professional, scientific and technical services (52%), Manufacturing (15%), Information and cultural industries (13%), Wholesale trade (7%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 19% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
Women represented 20% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Software Engineers and Designers) is part of a larger group called Computer and Information Systems Professionals (NOC 217). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 20%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.