Canada’s mining industry registered a 3.5% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 7.69% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.2% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 0.04% over the last three-month average share.

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

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1) Database and Network Administrators and Architects recorded a share of 57.14% in November 2022, registering a 20% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 25.71% share, an increase of 28.57% over the previous month.

3) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers held a share of 17.14%, registering a flat growth from October 2022.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 3.45% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s mining industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Equinox Gold posted 7 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a rise of 133.33% over the previous month, followed by Vale with 7 jobs and a flat growth. American Iron & Metal Co with 6 IT jobs and Teck Resources with 5 jobs, recorded a 20% growth and a 58.33% decrease, respectively, while Rio Tinto recorded an increase of 50% with 3 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60%, down by 16% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 25.71% share, registered a decline of 47.06% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 14.29% share, flat growth over October 2022.