Canada’s auto industry registered a 2.3% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 3.85% in September 2022 when compared with August 2022.

Out of the auto industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 6.31% share in September 2022, recording a decrease of 0.1% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada’s auto industry’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.05% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s auto industry in September 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 53.95% in September 2022, registering a 20.59% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 21.05% share, an increase of 14.29% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 10.53%, registering a 14.29% rise from August 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 5.26%, down 42.86% over the previous month.

Top five auto companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in September 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 50% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s auto industry during September 2022 over August 2022.

BRP posted 22 IT jobs in September 2022 and registered a rise of 214.29% over the previous month, followed by Plastal with 8 jobs and a 27.27% drop. General Motors with 7 IT jobs and Magna International with 6 jobs, recorded a 16.67% growth and a 25% decrease, respectively, while Honda Motor recorded a flat growth with 5 job postings during September 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 76.32%, up by 13.73% from August 2022. Mid Level positions with a 14.47% share, registered a decline of 21.43% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 9.21% share, up 250% over August 2022.