Canada’s packaging industry registered a 21.9% rise in IT hiring activity in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 2.16% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the packaging industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3% share in April 2022, 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 April 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 109.21% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s packaging industry in April 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 67.11% in April 2022, registering a 131.82% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 17.11% share, a decrease of 18.75% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Research Scientists held a share of 13.16%, registering a 233.33% rise from March 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 6.58%, up 66.67% over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in April 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 129.17% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s packaging industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Nestle posted 38 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a rise of 111.11% over the previous month, followed by Cascades with 7 jobs and a 250% growth. The J. R. Simplot with 5 IT jobs and The Procter & Gamble with 3 jobs, recorded a 150% growth and a 50% growth, respectively, while Agropur cooperative recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.16%, up by 23.08% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 27.63% share, registered an increase of 162.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.21% share, up 16.67% over March 2022.