How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the hours worked in Canada? – StatCan

February 2, 2021

How did the contraction in hours worked in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic differ by industry, province and firm size? This question is addressed by using the Labour Force Survey and comparing evidence on the hours worked in the main job in 2020 with the 2017-to-2019 average of hours worked. The analysis shows that Canadian workers—as a whole—reduced their hours worked by as much as 25% of their April 2017-to-2019 baseline.

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