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July 19, 2021

Canada aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 21.3% in June 2021

Canada aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 21.3% rise in IT hiring activity in June 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring an increased by 23.4% in June 2021 compared with May 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed an 18.16% share in June 2021, recording decrease of 1.27% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada aerospace, defence & security industry’s IT recruitment activity in June 2021

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Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 97.17% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada aerospace, defence & security industry in June 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 60.38% in June 2021, a 60% growth over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 21.7% share, an increase of 21.05% over the previous month.

3) Computer Support Specialists held a share of 7.55%, registering a 27.27% decline from May 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 4.72%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Canada IT recruitment activity in June 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 42.37% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada aerospace, defence & security industry during June 2021 over May 2021.

CAE posted 27 IT jobs in June 2021 and registered a rise of 92.86% over the previous month, followed by Thales with 18 jobs and a 5.88% growth. L3Harris Technologies with 17 IT jobs and The Boeing with 12 jobs, recorded an 183.33% growth and a flat growth, respectively, while Bombardier recorded a flat growth with 10 job postings during June 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in June 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 66.04%, up by 22.81% from May 2021. Mid Level positions with a 29.25% share, a growth of 82.35% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 3.77% share, down 60% over May 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.94%, recording a month-on-month decline of 66.67%.

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