Remote and hybrid work dominate the career opportunity field in 2023 as Canadians favour flexible roles over traditional office-based positions.
78% of workers who have worked from home agree that remote and hybrid models trump the all-office experience, according to data from Future Skills Centre.
In some regions of Canada, up to half of all job applications are for remote positions, new research from LinkedIn shows.
Among major metros, British Columbia reigns supreme, with the Okanagan hub of Kelowna ranking first and the Vancouver Island hub of Victoria claiming second in the country. Half of Canadian job seekers in Kelowna and Victoria favour applying for remote positions.
With regards to smaller metros, the other side of Canada rules, with Moncton and St. John’s ranking top, and several Ontario regions also appearing high on the list for remote work demand.
Toronto maintains its reputation as the world’s best “workation” city by being the top region for hybrid work in Canada, followed closely by Montreal.
According to LinkedIn, Canadians are migrating for remote work based on factors such as the cost of living and weather. The report cites examples of Toronto office workers migrating to the Okanagan for sunshine and working remotely from there, as well as workers migrating from expensive major metros to cheaper smaller metros further from the big cities such as Vancouver.