Canada’s construction industry registered a 21.3% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 17.11% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.6% share in October 2022, recording an increase of 0.59% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 94.91% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s construction industry in October 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 63.87% in October 2022, registering a 34.64% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 10.94% share, a decrease of 60.55% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 8.4%, registering a 50% decline from September 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 6.62%, down 53.57% over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 42.43% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s construction industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Komatsu posted 212 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 37.46% over the previous month, followed by PCL Constructors with 47 jobs and a 65.19% drop. Hatch with 31 IT jobs and SNC-Lavalin Group with 10 jobs, recorded a 31.11% decline and a 16.67% decrease, respectively, while Eaton Corporation recorded an increase of 100% with 8 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 61.32%, down by 44.98% from September 2022. Mid Level positions with a 19.34% share, registered a decline of 32.74% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.83% share, down 45.59% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.51%, recording a month-on-month increase of 100%.