Canada Mercer New and Emerging Jobs Survey

Data to help you take the lead with emerging jobs and high-growth positions

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The nature of work continues to change at a rapid pace. According to LinkedIn's 2021 Jobs on the Rise Report:

  • Demand for digital skills is increasing, with 150 million technology-related jobs expected to be added globally over the next 5 years.
  • Data scientist and data engineer roles are increasing steadily, reflecting an average annual growth of about 35% for both roles.

Slotting new and emerging jobs is essential to future success. The Canada Mercer New and Emerging Jobs Survey will help you stay abreast of the constantly changing workforce. It can aid compensation adjustment calculations for high-growth jobs in your organization, bolster your tech recruiting efforts with data, or simply stay current with the fastest growing jobs trends. Compare your data across 40 job specializations, such as Artificial Intelligence R&D (High Tech), Data Science/Big Data Mining, General Digital/Internet Marketing, and more.

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

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2021 results available

  • 207 positions published
  • CAD 1,200 – 3,600
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  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Position List and Descriptions
  • Participating Companies
  • 2022 Survey Participation

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 466
  • # Positions Published: 207
  • # Organizations: 633
  • # Observations: 16,075

Based on data from the 2021 Canada Mercer New and Emerging 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

  • Agile Coach
  • Artificial Intelligence R&D (High Tech)
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics Analysis
  • Data Science/Big Data Mining
  • Diversity
  • General Digital/Internet Marketing
  • Product Management (High Tech & Life Sciences)
  • Work/Life & Wellness

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 Emerging Jobs Survey.

Want to help determine the most in-demand jobs and skills for the future to be surveyed in the New and Emerging 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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2021 Canada Mercer New and Emerging Jobs Survey CAD 1,200 CAD 3,600

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  • 2021 results are now available for purchase.

Position List and Descriptions

View the position list and descriptions to see high demand jobs that are included..

Participating Companies

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

2022 Survey Participation

2022 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.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2022
  • Participation closes May 6, 2022

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
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events

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

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  • Sub TitleData to help you take the lead with emerging jobs and high-growth positions
  • Short DescriptionData to help you take the lead with emerging jobs and high-growth positions