Canada’s packaging industry registered a 4.6% drop in IT hiring activity in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 14.96% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.5% share in December 2021, recording an increase of 0.47% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 102.7% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s packaging industry in December 2021.

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1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 35.14% in December 2021, registering an 8.33% growth over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 32.43% share, a decrease of 45.45% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 24.32%, registering a 50% rise from November 2021.

4) Computer and Information Research Scientists captured a share of 5.41%, up 100% over the previous month.

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

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

Lien Hwa Industrial posted 6 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a rise of 100% over the previous month, followed by Cascades with 5 jobs and a 66.67% growth. Saputo with 4 IT jobs and British American Tobacco with 4 jobs, recorded a 60% decline and a 33.33% growth, respectively, while Danone recorded an increase of 100% with 2 job postings during December 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.05%, down by 45.95% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.73% share, registered an increase of 83.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 16.22% share, up 50% over November 2021.