Precarious Employment in Canada: An Overview

(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 a “bad job”. According to the International Labour Organization, precarious employment refers to…

Labour market and precarity

Precarious Employment in Canada: An Overview of the Situation

Note: This publication was updated in November, 2018: Precarious Employment in Canada: An Overview Dominique Fleury Aboriginal Affairs and Social Development Recent studies have raised questions about the quality of jobs in Canada. These studies have also highlighted concerns regarding the impact of precarious employment on the well-being of workers and the general population. In a…