The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Architect in Canada is C$98,125.
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Architect
An information technology (IT) architect plays an important part in managing the technological components of a business, specifically security architecture and business plans. IT architects ensure compliance with existing rules and regulations, as well as spearhead the creation and implementation of updated and new security architecture/systems. IT architects also work in risk assessment, foreseeing potential security risks. This career field typically offers a 40-hour workweek and is a salaried…Read more
Information Technology (IT) Architect Tasks
- Lead the research and development of new software products and applications.
- Define system, technical and application architectures for major areas of development.
- Define and enforce appropriate technical standards and procedures.
- Oversee the development of future component architectures and migration plans.
- Conceive, design, prototype, and test new methods, algorithms, and models.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Architect
The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Architect are from the companies IBM Canada Ltd., CGI Group Inc. and Bell Canada. Reported salaries are highest at IBM Canada Ltd. where the average pay is C$100,000. CGI Group Inc. pays the lowest at around C$87,325.
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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Architect
Network Architecture / Design
Skills in System Architecture, IT Management and Cloud Computing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Network Architecture / Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Architect
An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$80,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,120 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$93,224 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$100,469 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$102,931.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Information Technology (IT) Architect in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (6.7% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Québec City, Québec (15.7% less), Edmonton, Alberta (6.9% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.1% less).
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