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December 13, 2021updated 07 Jan 2022 6:44am

Canada’s mining industry IT recruitment activity drops 9.5% in November 2021

By Srinivas Mangipudi

Canada’s mining industry registered a 9.5% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 2.67% in November 2021 when compared with October 2021.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.82% share in November 2021, recording a decrease of 0.4% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s mining industry’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

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 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 37.04% in November 2021, registering a 66.67% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 29.63% share, an increase of 60% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 14.81%, registering a 55.56% decline from October 2021.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 14.81%, down 20% over the previous month.

Top five mining companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 5.88% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s mining industry during November 2021 over October 2021.

Rio Tinto posted 5 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a flat growth over the previous month, followed by Teck Coal with 4 jobs and a 33.33% growth. American Iron & Metal Co with 3 IT jobs and Teck Resources with 3 jobs, recorded a 66.67% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while Kinross Gold recorded an increase of 50% with 3 job postings during November 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 62.96%, flat growth from October 2021. Mid Level positions with a 25.93% share, registered a decline of 12.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with an 11.11% share, flat growth over October 2021.

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