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November 18, 2021updated 03 Dec 2021 6:59am

Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry IT recruitment activity rises 2.1% in October 2021

Canada’s aerospace, defence & security industry registered a 2.1% rise in IT hiring activity in October 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 6.68% in October 2021 when compared with September 2021.

Out of the aerospace, defence & security industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 17.94% share in October 2021, recording a decrease of 2.72% over the last three-month average share.

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

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 67.05% in October 2021, registering a 15.69% flat growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 10.23% share, an increase of 125% over the previous month.

3) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations held a share of 9.09%, registering a 20% decline from September 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 7.95%, down 22.22% over the previous month.

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

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

Thales posted 33 IT jobs in October 2021 and registered a rise of 120% over the previous month, followed by Teledyne Technologies with 18 jobs and an 80% growth. CAE with 16 IT jobs and The Boeing with 10 jobs, recorded a flat growth and a 28.57% decrease, respectively, while Raytheon Technologies recorded a decline of 75.86% with 7 job postings during October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 51.14%, down by 21.05% from September 2021. Entry Level positions with a 28.41% share, registered an increase of 108.33% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 20.45% share, down 18.18% over September 2021.

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