Percentage of two-parent families working full-time, year-round in 2005, more than double what it was in 1980 (15%).
Percentage of single mothers working full-time, year-round in 2005, up from 43% in 1980.
Percentage of women in Canada who had paid employment in 2009, up from 53.8 per cent in 1984.
Percentage of men in Canada who had paid employment in 2009, down from 76.7 per cent in 1984.
Percentage increase in part-time jobs from 2008 to 2009, countering the 2.5 per cent loss in full-time jobs.
Percentage of Canadians aged 25-44 who said working part-time in 2009 wasn’t their choice – there was no full-time work available. Compared to 27.7 per cent of workers over 45.
Number of self-employed workers in Canada in 2009, up dramatically from 1.3 million in 1979
Number of full-time workers in Canada who had rotating shifts or irregular schedules in 2005.
Percentage of shift workers who expressed somewhat more dissatisfaction with their work-life balance in 2005.
Number of hours worked, on average, in Quebec each week in 2006 – the shortest average work week in Canada.
Number of hours worked, on average, in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2006 – the highest average work week in Canada.
Average number of hours Canadian immigrants with more than one job worked in 2008 – 2.3 hours per week more than Canadian-born multiple-job holders.
Source: CCPA; Statistics Canada: Perspectives on Labour and Income; Canada Year Book 2010