“Labour Market Trends”

Labour Market Trends

July 2013

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This third report in our four-part Poverty Trends Scorecard series looks at the Canadian labour market in the aftermath of the global financial crisis which erupted in 2008. While some of the jobs lost have been recovered, the course has been very uneven, with the rate of employment still below pre-recession levels.

The six fact sheets in “Labour Market Trends” examine employment patterns that include regional disparities, unemployment among young people, Aboriginal people, and new Canadians, and the increase in part-time and temporary employment. It makes the case that significant action is needed to tackle labour market disparities and to improve job quality.

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Full Report: “Labour Market Trends” (22 pages)


  • Sarah Shepherd is a former Communications Coordinator at CPJ.

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