Resume.io analyzed LinkedIn data from cities across the US, UK, and Canada to identify which regions have the most job-hoppers versus loyal workers.
Canada’s major cities were assessed for tech talent dynamics, revealing findings about loyalty and regional differences in propensity to seek fresh horizons.
Vancouver and Montreal rank as prime locales for tech professionals with a penchant for change, holding track records of workforces with a willingness to make career shifts often.
Canada’s most short-lived jobs are in Vancouver, where 20% last one year or less at a job. There is the most “loyalty” in Ottawa, where 27% remain in a position for over 10 years.
Yet even Ottawa has a 17% annual turnover rate of job-hoppers, showing the country as a whole is hop-happy.
“Over a quarter of Ottawa employees have been in their role for over a decade, making it the Canadian capital of loyalty,” says Lotte van Rijswijk of Resume.io. “But Ottawa also has an annual turnover rate of 17.22%, putting it just Vancouver and Montreal for job-hopping.”
Montreal came in second at 17.8%, followed closely by Calgary at 16.8%. Other high-turnover cities include Toronto (15.2%); Halifax (14.9%); and Kelowna (14.2%).
The most loyal cities in Canada after Ottawa include Edmonton (4th) and Calgary (5th)—which is another city beside Ottawa cracking the top 10 for both hopping and loyalty.
Job-hopping can possess advantages, according to Resume.io, but is a tactic to be executed strategically with caution.
“For young professionals, job-hopping appeals not only for its professional advantages but also thanks to the appeal of a quick bump in earnings,” van Rijswijk posits. “But quitting for a new role is not a decision to take lightly, and embracing job-hopping should only be pursued as a deliberate and achievable career strategy—or it could backfire in terms of reputation and pay.”