The Daily – Temporary employment in Canada
“Number of temp workers jumped by 50% in last 20 years, StatsCan says”
A temporary job has a predetermined end date, or will end as soon as a specified project is completed. Although temporary employees represent a relatively small number of overall employees, they have been growing at a faster pace than permanent employees during the past 20 years. Data from the Labour Force Survey show that 13.3% of employees (2.1 million) worked in a temporary job in 2018, up from 11.8% (1.4 million) in 1998. Over this period, most of the growth among temporary employees can be attributed to increases in the number of people with a term or contract job.
Published By: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey
Publication Date: May 14, 2019