Canada’s construction industry registered a 23.9% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 18.19% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 5.1% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 0.24% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 94.82% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s construction industry in November 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 62.55% in November 2022, registering a 38.43% decline over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 10.76% share, a decrease of 42.55% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 7.57%, registering a 44.12% decline from October 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 7.17%, down 41.94% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 28.85% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s construction industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Komatsu posted 97 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a drop of 54.25% over the previous month, followed by John Swire & Sons with 44 jobs and a flat growth. Hatch with 30 IT jobs and SNC-Lavalin Group with 7 jobs, recorded a 3.23% decline and a 22.22% decrease, respectively, while Eaton Corporation recorded a decline of 12.5% with 7 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 58.17%, down by 42.06% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.71% share, registered a decline of 27.85% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 18.73% share, down 37.33% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.4%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.