Work precarity, employment characteristics and health among Canada’s long-term care and seniors’ home workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Articles and reports: 82-003-X202400200001

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted several issues among health care workers in Canada’s long-term care and seniors’ (LTCS) homes, including labour shortages, staff retention difficulties, overcrowding, and precarious working conditions. There is currently a lack of information on the health, well-being, and working conditions of health care workers in LTCS homes—many of them immigrants—and a limited understanding of the relationship between them. Using data from the 2021 Survey on Health Care Workers’ Experiences During the Pandemic, this paper examines differences between immigrant and non-immigrant workers’ health outcomes and precarious working conditions during the pandemic.
Issue Number: 2024002
Volume: 35
Author(s): Baumann, Andrea; Crea-Arsenio, Mary; Antonipillai, Valentina; Ng, Edward; Kohen, Dafna

Main Product: Health Reports

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