Income Supports and Other Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

19 January 2021, 9:00 a.m. (Disponible en français : Mesures de soutien du revenu et autres protections offertes aux employés de milieux de travail sous réglementation fédérale pendant la pandémie de COVID-19) Some 900,000 employees work in Canada’s 18,000 federally regulated workplaces. Under the Canada Labour Code (Code), employers in these workplaces must ensure the health…

Understanding Precarious Work in Canada

(Disponible en français : Le travail précaire au Canada) The world of work is constantly changing. Full-time positions with job security that were commonplace in previous generations are being replaced by precarious arrangements that have no benefits, fewer protections and lower pay. There is no universally accepted definition for precarious work, since precarious work is…

Employment Equity in Canada’s Federal Public Service

(Disponible en français : L’équité en matière d’emploi dans la fonction publique fédérale du Canada) Employment Equity: The Legal Framework The federal public service strives to achieve employment equity in its workforce; that is, it aims to correct disadvantages that particular groups face in employment. As the largest employer in Canada, the public service’s employment…

Executive Summary – Official Languages in the Federal Public Service

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Les langues officielles dans la fonction publique fédérale) The purpose of the Official Languages Act (OLA) is to ensure respect for English and French as the official languages of Canada. Pursuant to the OLA and to regulations and current policies, federal institutions are guided by certain fundamental principles that help them ensure the equality of status and use of these two languages in their internal operations, among their employees and in their interactions with the public. The OLA sets out…

Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in Canada by Sector

25 June 2020, 9:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : Impacts de la COVID-19 sur l’emploi au Canada par secteur d’activité) COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have reduced Canadian economic activity, particularly in certain sectors, as discussed in the HillNote Impacts of COVID-19 on Selected Sectors of Canada’s Economy. The employment impacts in March (week of 15−21), April (week of…

Income Supports and Labour Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: This publication was updated in January, 2021: Income Supports and Other Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic Revised on 6 July 2020, 12:25 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Mesures de soutien du…

Precarious Employment in Canada: An Overview

Note: This publication was updated in December, 2020: Understanding Precarious Work in Canada (Disponible en français : Emploi précaire au Canada : un survol de la situation) What is precarious employment? Simply put, precarious employment is a “bad job”. However, problems arise when we try to define and measure more precisely the characteristics that constitute…