Canada’s apparel industry registered a 20.6% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.
The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.1% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.
Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 25.9% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 4.3% over the last three-month average share.
Top five job classifications in Canada’s apparel industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022
Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s apparel industry in September 2022.
1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 84.08% in September 2022, registering a 19.8% decline over the previous month.
2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 9% share, a decrease of 10.34% over the previous month.
3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 5.54%, registering a 33.33% rise from August 2022.
4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 1.38%, up 33.33% over the previous month.
Top five apparel companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022
The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 16.95% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s apparel industry during September 2022 over August 2022.
Amazon posted 243 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a drop of 21.61% over the previous month, followed by Loblaw Companies with 22 jobs and a 29.41% growth. Lululemon Athletica with 14 IT jobs and eBay with 6 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 20% growth, respectively, while Rakuten Group recorded an increase of 100% with 4 job postings during September 2022.
Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022
Junior Level jobs held a share of 47.4%, down by 16.46% from August 2022. Entry Level positions with a 39.1% share, registered a decline of 18.12% compared with the previous month.
In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 13.49% share, down 26.42% over August 2022.