Ed Uthman

Toronto, Ontario

Labor market conditions in the metropolitan area

Labor Market Insights

Instawork's monthly summary of changes in roles, pay, demographics, and tightness in the local labor market:

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Graph for Toronto, Ontario

Monthly Data Releases

Pay Signal Index

Instawork's exclusive measure of pay trends in the local labor market

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Average hourly pay by role

Continuous time series for shifts booked via Instawork

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Urgently booked shifts

The share of shifts posted with less than 24 hours' notice

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Government Statistics


mean hourly pay

$0.59 lower than the national mean*


unemployment rate

1% higher than the national average**


higher consumer prices

relative to the national average***

* Mean pay for hourly workers (Statistics Canada, July 2023)
** Three-month moving average of regional rate (Statistics Canada, August 2023)
*** Provincial rate (Statistics Canada, August 2022)