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August 28, 2021updated 02 Sep 2021 12:33pm

Canada construction industry IT recruitment activity declines 19.1% in July 2021

Canada construction industry registered a 19.1% decline in IT hiring activity in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

The industry’s overall hiring decreased by 1.99% in July 2021 compared with June 2021.

Out of the construction industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 4.82% share in July 2021, recording decrease of 1.6% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in Canada construction industry’s IT recruitment activity in July 2021

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 93.01% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada construction industry in July 2021.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 50.35% in July 2021, an 11.11% drop over the previous month.

2) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations claimed a 14.69% share, an increase of 61.54% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 11.89%, registering a 21.43% rise from June 2021.

4) Computer and Information Analysts captured a share of 8.39%, up 71.43% over the previous month.

Top five construction companies in Canada IT recruitment activity in July 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average growth of 21.05% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of Canada construction industry during July 2021 over June 2021.

Hatch posted 45 IT jobs in July 2021 and registered a rise of 50% over the previous month, followed by Altus Group with 14 jobs and a 250% growth. WSP Global with 13 IT jobs and Stantec with 13 jobs, recorded a 62.5% growth and a 59.38% decline, respectively, while Amica Mature Lifestyles recorded a 250% increase with 7 job postings during July 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in July 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 60.84%, flat growth from June 2021. Mid Level positions with a 20.98% share, a growth of 30.43% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 16.08% share, up 27.78% over June 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 2.1%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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