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September 30, 2021

Canada’s packaging industry IT recruitment activity rises 7.6% in August 2021

Canada’s packaging industry registered a 7.6% rise in IT hiring activity in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 4.34% in August 2021 when compared with July 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 1.78% share in August 2021, recording a decrease of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.77% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s packaging industry in August 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 48.39% in August 2021, registering a 7.14% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 32.26% share, an increase of 42.86% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 6.45%, registering a 50% decline from July 2021.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 6.45%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in August 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 144.44% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s packaging industry during August 2021 over July 2021.

British American Tobacco posted 10 IT jobs in August 2021 and registered a rise of 100% over the previous month, followed by Spin Master with 5 jobs and a 400% growth. Philip Morris International with 3 IT jobs and Domtar with 2 jobs, recorded a 200% flat growth and a 100% flat growth, respectively, while Pernod Ricard recorded an increase of 100% with 2 job postings during August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.52%, down by 16.67% from July 2021. Entry Level positions with a 19.35% share, registered a decline of 14.29% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 16.13% share, down 16.67% over July 2021.

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