Opportunities for work in Canada's online gig economy are growing faster than in many other countries, according to the organization behind a new tool that sheds light on a part of the world's workforce that largely goes unmeasured.
The Online Labour Index uses an automated data collector to scan some of the top digital labour websites including Fiverr, Freelancer, Guru,
and PeoplePerHour to track the number of projects or tasks posted and completed, as well as the locations of those vacancies.
To be included, the work has to be fully digital — the worker and employer are matched digitally,
the payment is done digitally, and the product is delivered digitally. It's a sector in Canada's economy that is largely a mystery.