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May 30, 2022

Canada’s auto industry IT recruitment activity drops 4.0% in April 2022

By Carmen

Canada’s auto industry registered a 4.0% drop in IT hiring activity in April 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 8.87% in April 2022 when compared with March 2022.

Out of the auto industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 10.71% share in April 2022, recording a decrease of 1.89% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 70.59% in April 2022, registering a 22.58% decline over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 10.29% share, an increase of 16.67% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 7.35%, registering a flat growth from March 2022.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 7.35%, up 400% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 24.14% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s auto industry during April 2022 over March 2022.

General Motors posted 15 IT jobs in April 2022 and registered a drop of 28.57% over the previous month, followed by Martinrea International with 11 jobs and a 21.43% drop. Magna International with 7 IT jobs and Cerence with 7 jobs, recorded a 30% decline and a 22.22% decrease, respectively, while KAR Auction Services recorded a flat growth with 4 job postings during April 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in April 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 47.06%, down by 25.58% from March 2022. Mid Level positions with a 33.82% share, registered a decline of 20.69% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 19.12% share, up 160% over March 2022.

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