The Canadian mining industry experienced a 24% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by American Iron & Metal Co with 515 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of mining company job postings. GlobalData’s Digging Deeper into Sustainability: Key Disruptive Forces in Mining report explores disruptive forces and innovation in the sector. It offers insights into the latest trends, deals, patents, and real-world innovations. Buy the report here.

Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 9% share of the Canadian’s mining industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 4% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive mining hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Architecture and Engineering Occupations, which accounted for 9% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were up by 19% year-on-year. Second highest were Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations, which accounted for 8% and drop by 11% year-on-year, and third highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which were 22% of the new job postings and 23% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in mining accounted for 37% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by American Iron & Metal Co with 515, followed by Teck Resources with 384, while the highest increase was at Rio Tinto at 31%.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023


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