Canada’s auto industry registered an 11.1% drop 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 2.35% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the auto industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.73% share in May 2022, recording a decrease of 1.21% over the last three-month average share.


Top five job classifications in Canada’s auto 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 auto industry in May 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 70.45% in May 2022, registering a 19.23% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed an 11.36% share, a decrease of 28.57% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 9.09%, registering a 300% rise from April 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 6.82%, down 50% over the previous month.


Top five auto 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 88.24% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s auto industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

KAR Auction Services posted 14 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a rise of 600% over the previous month, followed by Bentley Motors with 6 jobs and a flat growth. BRP with 4 IT jobs and AutoCanada with 4 jobs, recorded a 60% decline and a 20% decrease, respectively, while Taiga Motors recorded a flat growth with 4 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 63.64%, flat growth from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 22.73% share, registered an increase of 11.11% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 13.64% share, down 25% over April 2022.