New LinkedIn data shares 31.7% of Canadian job seekers in Toronto, Ont. are the most likely to apply for hybrid work positions

A recent study conducted by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph research teamunveils job seekers’ preferences in the Greater Toronto Area for remote and hybrid work.  According to the data, Torontonians display the lowest interest in applying for fully remote positions among major metropolitan areas. However, despite their reluctance for fully remote roles, Torontonians lead the way in Canada’s big metro areas in applying for hybrid work opportunities.  Key findings from the report include: 

  • 28.5% of job applications from Toronto are interested in fully remote positions. 
  • Although Torontonians show less enthusiasm for fully remote positions, 31.7% of job applications from Toronto were interested in positions that involve a combination of remote and in-office work. 

 The findings are based on an analysis of more than 12 million remote job applications on LinkedIn from May 2022 to May 2023.  If you’d like to learn more you can read the report in full here


LinkedIn analyzed more than more than 12 million and 11 million applications to paid remote and hybrid job postings in Canada, respectively, between May 2022 and 2023. To be included, postings either were explicitly labeled as “remote” or “hybrid,” or contained keywords such as “work from home.” Only metros with a 12-month average population of 100,000 or more LinkedIn members were included as large metros.   

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