Canada’s oil & gas industry registered a 16.2% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 11.96% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.48% share in November 2022, recording an increase of 0.34% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s oil & gas industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s oil & gas industry in November 2022.

1) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations recorded a share of 29.41% in November 2022, registering a flat growth over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 23.53% share, a decrease of 55.56% over the previous month.

3) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers held a share of 21.57%, registering an 8.33% decline from October 2022.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 21.57%, down 64.52% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 50% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s oil & gas industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

TC Energy posted 6 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a rise of 20% over the previous month, followed by Cenovus Energy with 5 jobs and a 66.67% growth. Nutrien with 5 IT jobs and Enbridge with 5 jobs, recorded an 81.48% decline and a 44.44% decrease, respectively, while Parkland recorded a decline of 33.33% with 4 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 52.94%, down by 40% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 35.29% share, registered a decline of 40% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.76% share, down 62.5% over October 2022.