Canada’s mining industry registered a 25.5% rise in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 8.22% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the mining industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.31% share in May 2022, recording an increase of 1.18% over the last three-month average share.

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

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 35.29% in May 2022, registering a 63.64% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 31.37% share, an increase of 33.33% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 15.69%, registering a 60% rise from April 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 9.8%, flat growth over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 70.37% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s mining industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Teck Resources posted 21 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 162.5% over the previous month, followed by Teck Coal with 14 jobs and a flat growth. ArcelorMittal with 7 IT jobs and Rio Tinto with 2 jobs, recorded a 133.33% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Vale recorded a flat growth with 2 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76.47%, up by 50% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 13.73% share, registered a decline of 22.22% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.8% share, down 28.57% over April 2022.