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October 28, 2021

Canada’s retail industry IT recruitment activity drops 3.8% in September 2021

Canada’s retail industry registered a 3.8% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 8.07% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the retail industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.49% share in September 2021, recording a decrease of 0.13% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s retail industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

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

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 80.42% in September 2021, registering a 15.35% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 7.08% share, an increase of 70% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 5%, registering a 29.41% decline from August 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 4.17%, up 66.67% over the previous month.

Top five retail companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 9.24% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s retail industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Amazon posted 157 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a drop of 17.37% over the previous month, followed by Canadian Tire with 26 jobs and a 7.14% drop. Loblaw Companies with 20 IT jobs and Lululemon Athletica with 8 jobs, recorded a 122.22% growth and a 100% growth, respectively, while KAR Auction Services recorded a decline of 28.57% with 5 job postings during September 2021.

Entry Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Entry Level jobs held a share of 47.08%, up by 24.18% from August 2021. Junior Level positions with a 41.25% share, registered a decline of 26.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 11.67% share, down 24.32% over August 2021.