March 15th, 2016

5 things to know about millennials & precarious work

The gap between the rich and poor in Canada is growing and precarious work only makes matters worse.

Today, more Canadians than anytime in the last 25 years have no job security, no pension, and no benefits. Instead, they’re working part-time, from contract to contract, are self-employed, or in low-wage jobs.

This is what we call precarious work. Sound familiar? That’s not surprising. 25 to 35 % of all jobs in Canada share one or more characteristics of precarious work.

Here are 5 things to know about precarious work in Canada:

It’s no wonder Canadians feel the deck is stacked against them.