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October 28, 2021

Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity drops 18.2% in September 2021

Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered an 18.2% drop in IT hiring activity in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 6.16% in September 2021 when compared with August 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 17.35% share in September 2021, recording a decrease of 2.73% over the last three-month average share.

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

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 September 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 54.55% in September 2021, registering a 37.31% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer Support Specialists claimed a 12.99% share, a decrease of 16.67% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 12.99%, registering a 25% rise from August 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 11.69%, down 47.06% over the previous month.

Top five aerospace, defence & security companies in Canada’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 36.7% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry during September 2021 over August 2021.

Raytheon Technologies posted 22 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered a drop of 43.59% over the previous month, followed by Thales with 15 jobs and a 28.57% drop. CAE with 11 IT jobs and Teledyne Technologies with 11 jobs, recorded a 56% decline and a flat growth, respectively, while The Boeing recorded a decline of 23.08% with 10 job postings during September 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 64.94%, down by 25.37% from August 2021. Mid Level positions with a 22.08% share, registered a decline of 48.48% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 12.99% share, down 33.33% over August 2021.

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