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‘Low-Skilled’ Work in Canada


  • Samir Amine


This research note focuses on the situation of workers classed in Canada as low-skilled. Using data from the Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics Canada, we seek to answer the following questions: are workers classed as low-skilled disproportionately affected by rising unemployment rates? What types of jobs are classed as low-skilled? Are these jobs predominantly full-time or part-time? Within this category of low-skilled workers, we will also focus on the situation of women who, according to several recent studies including those by the OECD, are increasingly employed in precarious jobs.

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  • Samir Amine, 2012. "‘Low-Skilled’ Work in Canada," The Economic and Labour Relations Review, , vol. 23(4), pages 91-100, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:ecolab:v:23:y:2012:i:4:p:91-100

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