A couple months ago, Statistics Canada published a labour report entitled, TemporaryLabour in the Downturn. This sparked the interest of many temporary/contract labour experts as this is the first piece of research published by the Canadian government that focused solely on the emerging usage of temporary labour.
What does this mean?
The Canada Labour Market is beginning to realize the value of temporary labour and the need for companies to recognize the significance of this growing workforce.
Some Interesting Statistics:
- In 2009, 1.8 million Canadians, or 1 in 8 paid workers, had some form of temporary employment.
- Contract positions account for the majority of temporary jobs, and their share increased between 1997 and 2009, from 47% to 52%.
- Temp agencies have been rapidly expanding since the 1990s, generating $9.2 billion in 2008 from $1 billion in 1993
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