LinkedIn Reveals The 20 Fastest-Growing Job Titles In Canada

From digitization to hybrid offices, the workplace is changing at a rapid pace. Industries have been upended, while at the same time, many workers have left their jobs in search of something new. These shifts are leaving professionals wondering where the workplace is headed and what role they want to play in it.

To provide insight on the topic, LinkedIn published the 2022 LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise list. It reveals the 20 fastest-growing job titles over the past five years and the key trends defining the future world of work. Here’s a peek at the top five roles in Canada:

  1. Vaccine Specialist – including work in the research, development, production or distribution of vaccines, though most of the jobs are found in medical sales.
  2. Diversity and Inclusion Manager – usually leads a team of people supporting initiatives related to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within an organization.
  3. Public Health Nurse – work in diverse settings such as schools, workplaces and community facilities to protect the health of individuals and populations.
  4. Public Health Specialist – work with local authorities and communities to provide advice on epidemic prevention control, research diseases and illnesses, find methods of reducing health disparities and promote healthier lifestyles.
  5. Site Reliability Engineer – create and implement automated software tools to maximize a system’s reliability and efficiency, working closely with software development and IT-operations.

The full list, including industry, regional, and salary insights for each role, can be found here.

List Methodology

LinkedIn Economic Graph researchers examined millions of jobs started by LinkedIn members from Jan 1, 2017 to July 31, 2021 to calculate a growth rate for each job title. To be ranked, a job title needed to see consistent growth across our membership base, as well as have grown to a meaningful size by 2021. Identical job titles across different seniority levels were grouped and ranked together. Internships, volunteer positions, interim roles and student roles were excluded, and jobs where hiring was dominated by a small handful of companies in each country were also excluded. 

Job Insights

Additional data points for each of the job titles are based on LinkedIn profiles of members holding the title and/or open jobs for that title in the country.

Remote job postings are based on jobs posted from October 2020 to October 2021 flagged as “remote” by the poster or containing similar keywords. Salary data is calculated using the median yearly salary in the local currency of the country from all past anonymous LinkedIn member submissions and third-party sources. Skills data was derived from the top skills most unique to each title among members who have ever held that title on LinkedIn. Years of experience was calculated using the median years of work experience held prior to starting in the featured title for members hired within the methodology time frame. Education distribution results were derived by analyzing the highest degree attained by members with the featured title, then calculating the number of members with each degree as a share of total degree holders for each title. Top industries are based on the industry of the companies that hired the highest number of members for each job from January 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021. Gender breakdown was calculated by measuring the number of members by identified gender currently in each job (provided there was meaningful gender data) as a percentage of the total members with known gender per job. Top locations hiring were categorized as the regions or cities that employed the largest percentage of each job title in 2021. Most common transitions were identified by the share of transitions from another occupation into the featured job. 

Internships, volunteer positions, interim roles and student roles were excluded, and identical job titles across seniority levels were grouped together. 

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