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April 27, 2022

Canada’s healthcare industry IT recruitment activity drops 3.3% in March 2022

By Carmen

Canada’s healthcare industry registered a 3.3% drop in IT hiring activity in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 12.87% in March 2022 when compared with February 2022.

Out of the healthcare industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 1.01% share in March 2022, recording a decrease of 0.01% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s healthcare industry’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 108.62% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s healthcare industry in March 2022.

1) Computer and Information Analysts recorded a share of 39.66% in March 2022, registering a 21.05% growth over the previous month.

2) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers claimed a 29.31% share, an increase of 6.25% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 15.52%, registering a 30.77% decline from February 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 13.79%, down 42.86% over the previous month.

Top five healthcare companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 1.82% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s healthcare industry during March 2022 over February 2022.

Alberta Health Services posted 33 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered a drop of 2.94% over the previous month, followed by Vancouver Coastal Health with 7 jobs and a flat growth. Penticton Regional Hospital with 5 IT jobs and McKesson with 5 jobs, recorded a 150% growth and a 28.57% decrease, respectively, while Mackenzie Health recorded a decline of 20% with 4 job postings during March 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 67.24%, down by 18.75% from February 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20.69% share, registered an increase of 100% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 12.07% share, flat growth over February 2022.

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