Mercer New and Fast Moving Jobs Survey

Data to help you keep up with emerging and high demand jobs in Canada

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The nature of work continues to change at a rapid pace. According to LinkedIn's 2020 Emerging Jobs Report :

  • Hiring growth for titles related to machine learning and AI has increased 74% annually over the past four years.
  • The data scientist role has topped the list for three consecutive years.

Keeping up-to-date on pay levels for these new and emerging jobs is more important than ever. The Canada Mercer New and Fast Moving Jobs Survey will help you keep up with this constantly changing workforce, whether it's adjusting compensation calculations for high growth jobs in your organization, bolstering your tech recruiting efforts with data, or simply staying current with the fastest growing jobs trends.

Get the data you need for the hottest jobs, faster.

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September

2020 results available

  • 166 positions published
  • CAD 1,200 – 3,600
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  • 2021 Participation

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 297
  • # Positions Published: 166
  • # Organizations: 534
  • # Observations: 13,971

Based on data from the 2020 Canada Mercer New and Fast Moving Jobs Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Annual base pay
  • Long-term incentives (Eligible)
  • Long-term incentives (Receiver)
  • Short-term incentives (Actual)
  • Short-term incentives (Target)

Job Sub-Families

  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI) – covering positions such as Data Science
  • Technical Product Development/Research Operations – covering positions such as Machine Learning
  • IT Security – covering positions such as Cybersecurity
  • Product Marketing & Management – covering positions such as Digital Marketing

Data on base pay, short-term incentives, and long-term incentive eligibility and receivership is available. For key insights on pay levels for new and emerging jobs in the US, check out the US version of the Mercer New and Fast Moving Jobs Survey.

Want to help determine the most in-demand jobs and skills for the future to be surveyed in the New and Fast Moving Jobs Survey? Join the Client Advisory Committee.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under My Downloads.


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2020 Canada Mercer New and Fast Moving Jobs Survey CAD 1,200 CAD 3,600

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  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (late September).


  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 28
  • Results publish: September

Position List and Descriptions

View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this survey here .

2021 Participation

2021 survey participation is now closed. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market.
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.

To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

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  • Sub TitleData to help you keep up with emerging and high demand jobs in Canada
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