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January 2006
Vol. 7, no. 1

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Recent changes in employment by industry
Vincent Ferrao

Over the last three years, low interest rates have spurred a surge in home construction, and strong world demand has stimulated natural resource industries. At the same time, a soaring loonie has created challenges for Canadian manufacturing. This article examines these three industries, looking at the labour market impact in the resource-rich western provinces and the large manufacturing base in central Canada.

On the road again

Vincent Dubé and Denis Pilon

Trucking plays a major role in Canadas economy. But because of the sectors steady growth, an aging workforce, and the declining popularity of the occupation, the industry may soon face a shortage of qualified truckers. A recent overall picture of truck drivers based on various sources is presented.

The labour market in 2005

The year 2005 was a good one for the labour market as the unemployment rate reached its lowest level in 30 years.

Trusteed pension plans

In 2004, just over 4.5 million employees were covered by an employer-sponsored pension plan. Most of the nearly four thousand plans were defined-benefit, but the proportion of other plans has been increasing since 1992.

New publication: The Canadian Labour Market at a Glance



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