Canada’s power industry registered an 11.7% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 9.39% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 8.6% share in October 2022, recording an increase of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s power industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s power industry in October 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 42.11% in October 2022, registering a 30% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 20.3% share, a decrease of 15.63% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 15.79%, registering a 19.23% decline from September 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 14.29%, up 18.75% over the previous month.

Top five power companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 19.35% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s power industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Stem posted 38 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 41.54% over the previous month, followed by Algonquin Power & Utilities with 31 jobs and a 31.11% drop. Peak Power with 13 IT jobs and Atco with 10 jobs, recorded a 160% growth and a 150% growth, respectively, while Siemens recorded an increase of 60% with 8 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 82.71%, down by 23.08% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 12.78% share, registered an increase of 54.55% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 3.76% share, down 64.29% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.75%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.