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What Does Gig Work Mean – And Does Anyone Agree?

Over the past two years, I’ve noticed an increase in interest around the labour market topic of gig work. Gig work, and the broader idea of a gig economy, pop up frequently on social media, in the news, and as topics of discussion in papers and research. I’m not the only one who has noticed…Read More

LMI Insight Report No. 45, Making Sense of Gig Work

The rise of the on-demand digital workforce, facilitated by technological advancements, has brought increased attention to the phenomena of “gig work.” Although the meaning of gig work can be complex, and has most certainly evolved over time, we identify three common approaches used to describe it.Read More
Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

Self-employed individuals, like many other groups of workers, have been negatively affected by the pandemic over the past year and a half, but over the past two decades the rate of self-employment has been remarkably steady, representing between 15 and 16% of total employment (see Figure 1). Yet the composition of self-employment has considerably changed.…Read More