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Canadian Job Trend Report 2023-2024
March 20, 2024
Bonnie Johnson

Canadian Job Trend Report 2023-2024 Released

The Canadian agri-food industry not only provides daily necessities, but millions of stable, enriching careers. is dedicated to actively engaging with candidates and employers in the agriculture and food industry. We are committed to building the talent pipeline for the industry by increasing awareness of the wide range of career opportunities available. As part of this commitment, conducts an annual analysis of hiring trends to gain insights into career trends and candidate behavior within the sector. released the new 2023 Canadian Agriculture & Food Job Report to highlight these trends.



Candidates actively seek careers in agriculture and utilize as a valuable resource in their job search process to connect with potential employers. There was a 23% increase in applications processed in 2023. Nearly 2,000 new Canadian candidates created job seeker accounts on last year. Candidates added over 3,700 unique resumes to the database in 2023, an increase of nearly 20% from the previous year.


Our site draws applicant traffic from a range of occupations and educational backgrounds inside and outside of the agricultural industry; 53% had an ag-based degree, with the most common degree being Ag Business Management. Just over half (51%) of applicants were most recently in an ag occupation. For those not currently employed in the agricultural industry, the highest percentage was in roles with transferable skills applicable to the industry, such as sales and marketing, or customer service. is a valued resource for professionals with an established career history, as 47% of North American job seekers have more than five years of experience. The site is also a solid connector for students and young professionals with the Education Partners ProgramCareer GuideInternship/Co-op opportunities, and more; students comprise 11% of applications processed yearly.




When we examined all Canadian jobs posted on, “Chemical, Pesticide, and Fertilizer” was the leading industry sector, and “Operations” was the top career type by volume. Looking at growth trends, “Risk Management/Security,” “Engineering,” and “Procurement/Purchasing” careers significantly increased.


The number of jobs posted on by employers in the remote/work-from-home category more than doubled from 2020 to 2023. Canadian employers posted remote positions most frequently in the “Finance, Banking, Insurance & Real Estate” industry type. Candidates are likewise looking for remote/work-from-home jobs at an accelerating rate. Observing job seekers’ keyword searches on, “remote” was again at the top worldwide. In Canada, “research” was the top keyword search. 


Discover more hiring and candidate trends—download your free copy of the entire 2023 Canadian Job Report here.

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