Canada’s power industry registered a 2.9% drop in IT hiring activity in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 10.8% in July 2022 when compared with June 2022.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 8.92% share in July 2022, recording an increase of 1.07% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.96% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s power industry in July 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 36.73% in July 2022, registering a 14.29% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer Support Specialists claimed a 16.33% share, an increase of 300% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 16.33%, registering a 61.9% decline from June 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 14.29%, up 40% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 12.5% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s power industry during July 2022 over June 2022.

Hydro One posted 5 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a rise of 150% over the previous month, followed by Ontario Power Generation with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Atco with 4 IT jobs and Siemens with 4 jobs, recorded a 55.56% decline and a 50% decrease, respectively, while Just Energy Group recorded a decline of 20% with 4 job postings during July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 55.1%, down by 32.5% from June 2022. Mid Level positions with a 26.53% share, registered an increase of 18.18% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 18.37% share, up 80% over June 2022.