Canada packaging industry registered a 1.6% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring an increased by 3.98% in June 2021 compared with May 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.52% share in June 2021, recording an increase of 0.21% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada packaging industry’s IT recruitment activity in June 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada packaging industry in June 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 64.71% in June 2021, a 144.44% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 17.65% share, decline of 53.85% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 8.82%, registering a 78.57% decline from May 2021.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 5.88%, down 60% over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Canada IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 5% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada packaging industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

Columbia Sportswear posted 7 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 40% over the previous month, followed by British American Tobacco with 5 jobs and a 400% growth. Lien Hwa Industrial with 3 IT jobs and Spin Master with 2 jobs, recorded a 75% drop and a flat growth, respectively, while Agropur cooperative recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during June 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.94%, down by 57.14% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 26.47% share, a growth of 125% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 20.59% share, up 600% over May 2021.