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March 28, 2022updated 29 Mar 2022 4:14pm

Canada’s power industry IT recruitment activity drops 7.4% in February 2022

By Carmen

Canada’s power industry registered a 7.4% drop in IT hiring activity in February 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 3.95% in February 2022 when compared with January 2022.

Out of the power industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.97% share in February 2022, recording a decrease of 1.11% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 38.46% in February 2022, registering a 61.54% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 28.21% share, a decrease of 15.38% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 12.82%, registering a 54.55% decline from January 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 12.82%, up 25% over the previous month.

Top five power companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in February 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 February 2022 over January 2022.

Hydro One posted 7 IT jobs in February 2022 and registered a drop of 22.22% over the previous month, followed by Siemens with 6 jobs and a 50% drop. Emera with 3 IT jobs and KORE Telematics with 3 jobs, recorded a 50% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Fortis recorded an increase of 100% with 2 job postings during February 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 53.85%, down by 56.25% from January 2022. Mid Level positions with a 33.33% share, registered a decline of 35% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 10.26% share, down 20% over January 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.56%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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