Table 3
Working hours and work-life balance, Canadian born and immigrants by period of landing, workers aged 25 to 54

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Working hours and work-life balance, Canadian born and immigrants by period of landing, workers aged 25 to 54
  Canadian born Total landed immigrants Immigrants, landed within previous 5 years Immigrants, landed more than 5 to 10 years earlier Immigrants, landed more than 10 years earlier
  hours
Average usual hours per week, main job 38.1 38.3 1 37.3 38.1 38.6 1
Average usual hours per week, multiple job-holders only 47.7 50.0 1 48.7 48.6 50.7 1
  percent
Multiple-job holder 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.5 5.2
Worked any overtime 26.6 20.3 1 17.9 1 18.3 1 21.6 1
Worked 50 hour or more workweek 9.4 9.1 1 6.2 1 8.9 10.0
Part-time position 11.7 11.5 13.4 1 11.5 11.0 1
Why part time  
Childcare 23.3 19.0 1 13.5 1 25.2 18.9 1
Going to school 6.4 11.3 1 24.4 1 15.0 1 6.0
Personal preference 28.4 21.4 1 13.2 1 15.0 1 25.9 1
Involuntary 29.9 37.6 1 41.0 1 38.3 1 36.4 1
Percentage allowed to work reduced workweek 2 , 3 6.0 6.7 F F 7.6
Percentage allowed to work compressed workweek 2 , 3 7.3 4.8 1 F F 5.1 1
Percentage allowed to work flexible hours 2 , 3 36.1 35.2 28.1 28.4 37.6
1.
Significantly different from the respective Canadian-born value (p<0.05).
2.
Employees only (i.e., self-employed excluded).
3.
Workplace and Employee Survey, 2005.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey 2008 (unless otherwise noted).
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