Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 6.5% drop in IT hiring activity in August 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 10.82% in August 2022 when compared with July 2022.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 12.25% share in August 2022, recording an increase of 0.15% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 100% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry in August 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 67.57% in August 2022, registering a 24.24% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 13.51% share, an increase of 66.67% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 10.81%, registering a 33.33% rise from July 2022.

4) Computer Support Specialists captured a share of 5.41%, down 50% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in August 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 8.57% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry during August 2022 over July 2022.

CAE posted 11 IT jobs in August 2022 and registered a drop of 38.89% over the previous month, followed by The Boeing with 7 jobs and a 250% growth. Axon Enterprise with 6 IT jobs and Thales with 4 jobs, recorded a 20% growth and a 50% decrease, respectively, while Teledyne Technologies recorded an increase of 100% with 4 job postings during August 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in August 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 54.05%, down by 4.76% from July 2022. Mid Level positions with a 37.84% share, registered an increase of 7.69% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 5.41% share, down 80% over July 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.7%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.