Precarious Employment

Canadians are concerned about the changing nature of employment. Over a third of the Canadian work force is precariously employed. Many are part-time jobs which offer marginal and sometimes zero hours per week, with little or no benefits. While others are contract work that fail to meet minimum labour code protections such as minimum wage, working hours, vacation or sick days.

There is no commonly accepted definition of precarious employment. The lack of clear definition prevents the collection of concrete statistics to determine the extent of precarious employment and to develop a framework to reduce workplace insecurity.

I encourage you to click through the links below to see what I have been doing as the Member of Parliament to ensure this important federal priority is heard in the riding and in Ottawa.

Articles & Newsletters


May 2019 MP’s Report – Canada’s Employment Landscape: Shifting and Uncertain


June 2019 Newsletter – Addressing Precarious Employment

June 2019 Newsletter – Creating a Competitive Economy for Canadians

February 2019 Newsletter – Make Canada Comptetitive Again



Events in our Community

Canada’s Employment: Shifting & Uncertain Town Hall – April 7 2019

On April 7 2019, I hosted a Town Hall to discuss the changing nature of Canada’s employment landscape. Those who attended expressed concerns with the critical issues surrounding contract work, lack of benefits, no minimum hours per week or minimum working conditions. It was made clear at the Town Hall that it is a serious issue and it is the responsibility of the government to define a legal and policy framework that fosters the economic security of its citizens.