The Canadian mining industry experienced an 11% drop in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by American Iron & Metal Co with 666 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of mining company job postings. GlobalData’s Mining: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the mining industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 13% share of the Canadian mining industry new job postings in Q4 2023, up by 56% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive mining industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Architecture and Engineering Occupations, which accounted for 13% of the total new job postings in Q4 2023 and were up by 30% year-on-year. Second highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which accounted for 8% and drop by 11% year-on-year, and third highest were Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations, which were 14% of the new job postings and 48% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 60% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by American Iron & Metal Co with 666, followed by Vale with 607, while the highest increase was at Teck Resources at 7%.

For further understanding of GlobalData's Mining: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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