Among Canada’s major cities, the Kelowna metro area stands out as the epicenter of the remote work trend, with an impressive 49.4% of job applications submitted in the region over the past year being for remote positions.
This remarkable finding comes from a comprehensive study conducted by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph research team, which meticulously analyzed over 12 million remote job applications submitted on their platform between May 2022 and May 2023.
Interestingly, remote workers seem to gravitate towards Canada’s coastal regions. The picturesque city of Victoria ranks second on the list of large cities, with 45.6% of job applications being specifically for remote positions.
Furthermore, when considering smaller locales with less than 100,000 LinkedIn members, the metro areas around Moncton (47.7%) and St. John’s (38.7%) emerge as attractive hubs for remote workers.
These intriguing insights shed light on the growing preference for remote work in Canada and highlight the magnetic allure of certain cities and regions for those seeking a more flexible and location-independent work lifestyle.
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In a similar vein, Moncton and Halifax experienced remarkable growth as the two fastest-growing areas in Canada between July 2021 and July 2022, with a significant 41.1% of job applications specifically seeking remote positions.