The Canadian Labour Market at a Glance
Seasonal workers, by province
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The Atlantic provinces have the highest rates of seasonal workers
About 1 in 10 employees in Prince Edward Island (10.3%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (9.4%) were seasonal workers in 2007, the highest rate of all provinces. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia followed at 5.9% and 5.5%, respectively.
All provinces saw a decrease in their rate of seasonal employment from 2005 to 2007, except for Quebec and Nova Scotia, which experienced no change. Men made up the large majority of seasonal workers in all provinces in 2007. Only in British Columbia did men represent just over half of all seasonal workers in the province (56.0%) in 2007.
Industries that have a higher than average representation of seasonal workers include agriculture, construction, information, culture and recreational services, forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas, business, building and other support services, accommodation and food services and transportation and warehousing.
Rate of seasonal workers, by province, 2007
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, CANSIM table 282-0080.
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