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  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114035
    Description:

    This article provides information on the evolution of the minimum wage since 1975, the average hourly wage, and on the ratio between these two indicators. The article also sheds light on the increase in the proportion of paid workers earning minimum wage between 1997 and 2013, as well as the characteristics of workers most likely to be paid at this minimum rate.

    Release date: 2014-07-16

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X201100411578
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines changes since 1976 in a number of indicators that show the aging of Canadian workers and a growing number of workers delaying retirement. The increase in delayed retirement is consistent with an increase in the employment rate of older workers, however, it is at odds with statistics indicating that the average retirement age has remained surprisingly stable. This article attempts to reconcile the two apparently contradictory trends using a new expected working-life indicator.

    Release date: 2011-10-26

  • 3. Unionization, 2010 Archived
    Articles and reports: 75-001-X201011013259
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This update provides unionization rates for 2009 and the first half of 2010. It also includes data on earnings, wage settlements, inflation, and strikes and lockouts.

    Release date: 2010-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200911211048
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Canadian labour market recently experienced its worst downturn since the recession of the early 1990s. Since employment last peaked in October 2008, employment declined by 2.3%, or 400,000 individuals. This article uses data from the Labour Force Survey to examine variations in employment levels from October 2008 to October 2009 across a variety of personal and job characteristics. Comparisons are also made with earlier recessions and the U.S. labour market.

    Release date: 2010-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200610813170
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Improvements during the 1980s and 1990s in Canada's strike and lockout statistics appear to have stalled somewhat in recent years. The drop in time lost to industrial disputes at the beginning of the decade was offset by increases in 2004 and 2005. It is too early to say if this is the beginning of a new trend. What can be done, however, is to gain an understanding of recent stoppages by looking at the main areas of dispute, the jurisdictions in which the stoppages occurred, and how they were resolved.

    Release date: 2006-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200510613145
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Changes in hours worked normally track employment changes very closely. Recently, however, employment has increased more than hours, resulting in an unprecedented gap. In effect, the average annual hours worked have decreased by the equivalent of two weeks. Many factors can affect the hours worked. Some are structural or cyclical - population aging, industrial shifts, the business cycle, natural disasters, legislative changes or personal preferences. Others are a result of the survey methodology. How have the various factors contributed to the recent drop in hours of work?

    Release date: 2005-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410313116
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Although minimum wage workers are often young people living with their parents, other workers in this category are trying to support families. To evaluate the effects of a change in the minimum wage, it is essential to know who work for minimum wage and the types of jobs they hold.

    Release date: 2004-06-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410413118
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the costs of long-term unemployment. In economic terms, it leads to lower tax revenues, lower productivity and costlier social and health care programs. On a personal level, it is associated with financial difficulties, loss of self-esteem and health problems.

    Release date: 2004-06-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X201010313246
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    All provinces and territories set minimum wages in their employment standards legislation. This update uses the Labour Force Survey to examine the characteristics of those who work at or below the minimum wage for experienced adults in each jurisdiction. The incidence of working for minimum wage has increased each year since 2006 but remains concentrated among youth, particularly young women.

    Release date: 2000-12-11
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  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114035
    Description:

    This article provides information on the evolution of the minimum wage since 1975, the average hourly wage, and on the ratio between these two indicators. The article also sheds light on the increase in the proportion of paid workers earning minimum wage between 1997 and 2013, as well as the characteristics of workers most likely to be paid at this minimum rate.

    Release date: 2014-07-16

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X201100411578
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines changes since 1976 in a number of indicators that show the aging of Canadian workers and a growing number of workers delaying retirement. The increase in delayed retirement is consistent with an increase in the employment rate of older workers, however, it is at odds with statistics indicating that the average retirement age has remained surprisingly stable. This article attempts to reconcile the two apparently contradictory trends using a new expected working-life indicator.

    Release date: 2011-10-26

  • 3. Unionization, 2010 Archived
    Articles and reports: 75-001-X201011013259
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This update provides unionization rates for 2009 and the first half of 2010. It also includes data on earnings, wage settlements, inflation, and strikes and lockouts.

    Release date: 2010-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200911211048
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Canadian labour market recently experienced its worst downturn since the recession of the early 1990s. Since employment last peaked in October 2008, employment declined by 2.3%, or 400,000 individuals. This article uses data from the Labour Force Survey to examine variations in employment levels from October 2008 to October 2009 across a variety of personal and job characteristics. Comparisons are also made with earlier recessions and the U.S. labour market.

    Release date: 2010-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200610813170
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Improvements during the 1980s and 1990s in Canada's strike and lockout statistics appear to have stalled somewhat in recent years. The drop in time lost to industrial disputes at the beginning of the decade was offset by increases in 2004 and 2005. It is too early to say if this is the beginning of a new trend. What can be done, however, is to gain an understanding of recent stoppages by looking at the main areas of dispute, the jurisdictions in which the stoppages occurred, and how they were resolved.

    Release date: 2006-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200510613145
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Changes in hours worked normally track employment changes very closely. Recently, however, employment has increased more than hours, resulting in an unprecedented gap. In effect, the average annual hours worked have decreased by the equivalent of two weeks. Many factors can affect the hours worked. Some are structural or cyclical - population aging, industrial shifts, the business cycle, natural disasters, legislative changes or personal preferences. Others are a result of the survey methodology. How have the various factors contributed to the recent drop in hours of work?

    Release date: 2005-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410313116
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Although minimum wage workers are often young people living with their parents, other workers in this category are trying to support families. To evaluate the effects of a change in the minimum wage, it is essential to know who work for minimum wage and the types of jobs they hold.

    Release date: 2004-06-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410413118
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the costs of long-term unemployment. In economic terms, it leads to lower tax revenues, lower productivity and costlier social and health care programs. On a personal level, it is associated with financial difficulties, loss of self-esteem and health problems.

    Release date: 2004-06-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X201010313246
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    All provinces and territories set minimum wages in their employment standards legislation. This update uses the Labour Force Survey to examine the characteristics of those who work at or below the minimum wage for experienced adults in each jurisdiction. The incidence of working for minimum wage has increased each year since 2006 but remains concentrated among youth, particularly young women.

    Release date: 2000-12-11
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