Canada’s mining industry registered a 9.6% drop in IT hiring activity in July 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 5.29% in July 2022 when compared with June 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.44% share in July 2022, recording an increase of 0.19% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 39.39% in July 2022, registering a 23.53% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 27.27% share, an increase of 50% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 15.15%, registering a 25% rise from June 2022.

4) Database and Network Administrators and Architects captured a share of 12.12%, down 63.64% over the previous month.

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

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

Teck Coal posted 14 IT jobs in July 2022 and registered a drop of 22.22% over the previous month, followed by Rio Tinto with 7 jobs and a flat growth. ArcelorMittal with 4 IT jobs and Cameco with 3 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Teck Resources recorded a decline of 75% with 2 job postings during July 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 42.42%, down by 50% from June 2022. Mid Level positions with a 39.39% share, registered an increase of 62.5% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 15.15% share, down 44.44% over June 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 3.03%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.