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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20230623313
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-03-03

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202226936184
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-09-26

  • Articles and reports: 14-28-0001202000100009

    In the publication Quality of Employment in Canada, the Long working hours indicator is the number of employed persons who usually work 49 hours or more per week at their main and second job (if applicable), expressed as a percentage of all employed persons.

    Release date: 2022-05-30

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100074

    The novel COVID-19 pandemic has been expected to impact the workloads of health care workers such as nurses, but to date, the magnitude of such changes has not been quantified. Compiling data about nurses’ working conditions is important because excessive workload and overtime hours have been linked with decreased well-being and with implications for the long term health of workers and for health service delivery. To shed light on this issue, this study reports on the changes to nurses’ overtime work hours before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Release date: 2020-09-01

  • Journals and periodicals: 71-222-X

    Labour Statistics at a Glance features short analytical articles on specific topics of interest related to Canada's labour market. The studies examine recent or historical trends using data produced by the Labour Statistics Division, i.e., the Labour Force Survey, the Survey of Employment Payrolls and Hours, the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey and the Employment Insurance Statistics Program.

    Release date: 2019-10-28

  • Stats in brief: 89-652-X2016003

    This fact sheet examines the satisfaction with work-life balance of mothers and fathers of children aged 17 and under who work full-time.

    Release date: 2016-04-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114035

    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-X200910813235
    Geography: Canada

    Women's labour market participation has increased substantially over recent decades, creating challenges for families in balancing work-life responsibilities. The examination of family work patterns revealed significant differences in annual hours of work between families with and those without children.

    Release date: 2009-09-18

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200910413228
    Geography: Canada

    Although the average work week has been declining, overall family work hours have increased. In 2008, dual-earners accounted for three-quarters of all couples with dependent children, compared with just over one-third in 1976. Over the period, the combined paid work hours of couples increased from an average of 58 per week to 65.

    Release date: 2009-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200810313205
    Geography: Canada

    Hours of work can vary dramatically from job to job. And some research has indicated that the greater inequality of earnings into the mid-1990s was accompanied by increasing polarization of working hours. More recently, attention has focused on a decline in average working hours. This article quantifies changes in average work hours since the 1970s and examines how changes in the distribution of work hours contribute to the overall trend.

    Release date: 2008-06-18
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2006004

    This paper provides a brief description of the methodology currently used to produce the annual volume of hours worked consistent with the System of National Accounts (SNA). These data are used for labour input in the annual and quarterly measures of labour productivity, as well as in the annual measures of multifactor productivity. For this purpose, hours worked are broken down by educational level and age group, so that changes in the composition of the labour force can be taken into account. They are also used to calculate hourly compensation and the unit labour cost and for simulations of the SNA Input-Output Model; as such, they are integrated as labour force inputs into most SNA satellite accounts (i.e., environment, tourism).

    Release date: 2006-10-27

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2603
    Description: This survey is an establishment census survey designed to gather data on employment, payrolls and paid-hours from larger employers (companies or establishments of 20 or more employees).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2612
    Description: The Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours provides a monthly portrait of the amount of earnings, as well as the number of jobs (i.e., occupied positions) and hours worked by detailed industry at the national, provincial and territorial levels.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3701
    Description: The Labour Force Survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment. With the release of the survey results only 10 days after the completion of data collection, the LFS estimates are the first of the major monthly economic data series to be released. LFS data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3831
    Description: The survey collected data to estimate hours of work that would be made available from voluntary work reduction and to determine the preference for various reduced work time patterns.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3853
    Description: The objectives of this survey were to: measure the frequency and number of job changes occurring in the Canadian labour market over one-, two- and three-year periods; provide information on the characteristics of jobs held (wage rates, usual work schedules, etc.); identify groups of people who would benefit from EIC programs; and identify participants of specific EIC programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3884
    Description: This survey collects information on work schedules, hours of work, flexible hours, home-based work, as well as on employee benefits and wages.
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