Canada’s oil & gas industry registered a 3.0% 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 is decreased by 1.6% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the oil & gas industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.74% share in April 2022, recording an increase of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.92% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s oil & gas industry in April 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 43.75% in April 2022, registering a 12.5% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 16.67% share, a decrease of 50% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 14.58%, registering a 75% rise from March 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 12.5%, down 33.33% over the previous month.

Top five oil & gas 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 66.67% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s oil & gas industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

Worley posted 5 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a rise of 400% over the previous month, followed by John Wood Group with 4 jobs and a flat growth. Enbridge with 4 IT jobs and AltaGas with 4 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a 20% decrease, respectively, while Coldbore Technology recorded a flat growth with 3 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 68.75%, down by 23.26% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.92% share, registered a decline of 26.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 6.25% share, down 57.14% over March 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.08%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.