Canada’s mining industry registered an 11.8% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 5.87% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.05% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.68% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s mining industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 42.42% in September 2022, registering a 6.67% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 21.21% share, a decrease of 50% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 15.15%, registering a 16.67% decline from August 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 15.15%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 25% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s mining industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

Teck Resources posted 11 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 83.33% over the previous month, followed by Teck Coal with 4 jobs and a 55.56% drop. ArcelorMittal with 4 IT jobs and Agnico Eagle Mines with 3 jobs, recorded a 100% growth and a 50% growth, respectively, while Rio Tinto recorded an increase of 200% with 3 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.55%, down by 43.75% from August 2022. Entry Level positions with a 27.27% share, registered an increase of 50% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with an 18.18% share, down 33.33% over August 2022.