Canada’s mining industry registered a 9.3% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 14.26% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.86% share in June 2022, recording an increase of 1.11% over the last three-month average share.

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

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 34.21% in June 2022, registering a 43.48% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 23.68% share, a decrease of 35.71% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 21.05%, registering a 14.29% rise from May 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 13.16%, down 68.75% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 40.38% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s mining industry during June 2022 over May 2022.

Teck Coal posted 14 IT jobs in June 2022 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Teck Resources with 8 jobs and a 70.37% drop. ArcelorMittal with 4 IT jobs and Vale with 3 jobs, recorded a 50% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Agnico Eagle Mines recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during June 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.16%, down by 51.02% from May 2022. Mid Level positions with an 18.42% share, registered a decline of 41.67% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.79% share, down 14.29% over May 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.63%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.