Canada’s medical industry registered a 5.5% drop in IT hiring activity in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 13.35% in December 2021 when compared with November 2021.

Out of the medical industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 15.89% share in December 2021, recording an increase of 0.41% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s medical industry’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

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

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 81.58% in December 2021, registering a 19.13% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed an 8.77% share, an increase of 25% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 5.26%, registering a 62.5% decline from November 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 2.63%, down 25% over the previous month.

Top five medical companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in December 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 5.32% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s medical industry during December 2021 over November 2021.

Sonova posted 45 IT jobs in December 2021 and registered a rise of 12.5% over the previous month, followed by Intelerad Medical Systems with 26 jobs and a 33.33% drop. PerkinElmer with 10 IT jobs and 10X Genomics with 4 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Synaptive Medical recorded a decline of 20% with 4 job postings during December 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in December 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 86.84%, down by 22.66% from November 2021. Mid Level positions with a 7.02% share, registered a decline of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 6.14% share, down 22.22% over November 2021.