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…

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…

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…