The new realities of working Canadians: The right to disconnect and gig work consultation: Closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from March 18, 2021, to April 30, 2021.
The Government of Canada knows that as the way we work evolves, labour protections must evolve as well. They must evolve to reflect the realities of working Canadians. This includes protections such as those provided in the Canada Labour Code. In order to address today's workplace realities, the Government wants to better understand:
- the experiences of gig workers* in federally regulated sectors this includes those who work through:
- digital platforms like delivery, or
- through freelance applications
- how federally regulated workers could benefit from a “right to disconnect” (for example, having clear expectations for the use of cellphones after workers finish their day)
*Gig workers: Workers who enter into short-term contracts to complete specific and often one-off tasks.
To expand on the feedback we gained through this initial consultation, additional consultations are planned for later this year.
Who was the focus of this consultation
All Canadians were welcome to take part in the consultation.
What we heard
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