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A bythenumbers look at flexible work arrangements in Canada

A by-the-numbers look at flexible work arrangements in Canada OTTAWA – The Liberal government is looking at bringing in new rules that would allow federally regulated employees to request changes to how and where do their jobs. Here are a few figures from a federal discussion paper released last month as part of consultations on the proposal:883,000: Approximate number of federally regulated workers who would be captured by any flexible work rules enacted by the federal government.11,450: Approximate number of employers in federally regulated industries.58: Percentage of Canadian employees who reported feeling overloaded in a Canadian Mental Health Association survey.400,000: Approximate number of indigenous youth who will be old enough to enter the workforce in the coming decade.36: Percentage of Canadian employees in a 2012 Statistics Canada survey who had flexible work hours to care for a family member.16: Percentage of women in the 2015 Statistics Canada labour force survey who reported working part-time to care for a child or for family responsibilities.3: Percentage of men in the same survey who reported working part-time for similar reasons.60: Percentage of employers in the 2008 federal jurisdiction workplace survey who said they did not provide bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.(Source: Employment and Social Development Canada, “Flexible Work Arrangements: A discussion paper”) by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2016 2:25 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 at 3:58 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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