Work stoppages by jurisdiction and month

Publication date: July 1, 2021

All sectors
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked
June 2020 7 3 12 10,660 71.7 20,342 0 0 1 238 22.0 5,240 7 3 11 10,422 76.2 15,102
July 2020 10 4 19 12,396 14.7 26,616 2 0 3 1,526 10.0 12,310 8 4 16 10,870 15.6 14,306
August 2020 3 7 18 13,774 15.5 55,228 0 2 3 1,526 17.0 27,120 3 5 15 12,248 15.2 28,108
September 2020 5 6 16 6,598 14.6 115,980 0 0 1 238 22.0 5,240 5 6 15 6,360 14.1 110,740
October 2020 3 4 13 4,741 16.5 80,340 0 0 1 238 22.0 5,240 3 4 12 4,503 16.1 75,100
November 2020 7 10 16 3,523 13.8 66,490 0 0 1 238 21.0 5,000 7 10 15 3,285 13.3 61,490
December 2020 2 3 8 926 14.9 17,270 0 0 1 238 21.0 5,000 2 3 7 688 14.0 12,270
January 2021 1 2 6 731 18.0 11,160 0 0 1 238 20.0 4,760 1 2 5 493 17.6 6,400
February 2021 6 1 10 768 12.0 9,295 0 0 1 238 20.0 4,760 6 1 9 530 11.1 4,535
March 2021 15 14 24 11,049 10.3 35,888 0 0 1 238 23.0 5,470 15 14 23 10,811 9.8 30,418
April 2021 18 16 28 84,018 8.3 77,840 0 0 1 238 21.0 5,000 18 16 27 83,780 7.8 72,840
May 2021 16 3 24 98,895 8.3 171,494 0 0 1 238 20.0 4,760 16 3 23 98,657 7.7 166,734

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Work Stoppages data is up to date until May 2021, except bargaining units with less than 500 employees in Ontario up to March 2021. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

Source: Strategic Policy, Analysis, and Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada.

Private sector
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked
June 2020 6 2 10 648 85.5 20,322 0 0 1 238 22.0 5,240 6 2 9 410 92.6 15,082
July 2020 6 4 14 2,368 13.9 26,076 2 0 3 1,526 10.0 12,310 4 4 11 842 15.0 13,766
August 2020 3 6 13 3,746 15.7 54,718 0 2 3 1,526 17.0 27,120 3 4 10 2,220 15.3 27,598
September 2020 5 4 12 3,077 13.6 55,550 0 0 1 238 22.0 5,240 5 4 11 2,839 12.8 50,310
October 2020 1 0 9 2,626 21.8 69,060 0 0 1 238 22.0 5,240 1 0 8 2,388 21.8 63,820
November 2020 5 9 14 3,333 13.9 63,990 0 0 1 238 21.0 5,000 5 9 13 3,095 13.3 58,990
December 2020 1 1 6 812 16.8 15,920 0 0 1 238 21.0 5,000 1 1 5 574 16.0 10,920
January 2021 1 2 6 731 18.0 11,160 0 0 1 238 20.0 4,760 1 2 5 493 17.6 6,400
February 2021 5 1 9 710 11.8 8,485 0 0 1 238 20.0 4,760 5 1 8 472 10.8 3,725
March 2021 10 9 18 1,837 12.8 21,678 0 0 1 238 23.0 5,470 10 9 17 1,599 12.2 16,208
April 2021 5 4 14 4,148 14.0 25,850 0 0 1 238 21.0 5,000 5 4 13 3,910 13.5 20,850
May 2021 4 2 10 3,096 15.3 42,684 0 0 1 238 20.0 4,760 4 2 9 2,858 14.8 37,924

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Work Stoppages data is up to date until May 2021, except bargaining units with less than 500 employees in Ontario up to March 2021. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

Source: Strategic Policy, Analysis, and Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada.

Public sector
All jurisdictions Federal jurisdiction Provincial jurisdiction
Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked Work stoppages started in specified period Work stoppages terminated in specified period Work stoppages in effect in specified period Maximum number of workers involved in work stoppages Duration of work stoppages in days (average) (Avg) Person-days not worked
June 2020 1 1 2 10,012 2.5 20 1 1 2 10,012 2.5 20
July 2020 4 0 5 10,028 17.0 540 4 0 5 10,028 17.0 540
August 2020 0 1 5 10,028 15.0 510 0 1 5 10,028 15.0 510
September 2020 0 2 4 3,521 17.8 60,430 0 2 4 3,521 17.8 60,430
October 2020 2 4 4 2,115 4.8 11,280 2 4 4 2,115 4.8 11,280
November 2020 2 1 2 190 13.5 2,500 2 1 2 190 13.5 2,500
December 2020 1 2 2 114 9.0 1,350 1 2 2 114 9.0 1,350
January 2021
February 2021 1 0 1 58 14.0 810 1 0 1 58 14.0 810
March 2021 5 5 6 9,212 2.8 14,210 5 5 6 9,212 2.8 14,210
April 2021 13 12 14 79,870 2.6 51,990 13 12 14 79,870 2.6 51,990
May 2021 12 1 14 95,799 3.2 128,810 12 1 14 95,799 3.2 128,810

Legend: The dash () symbol indicates missing data.

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Work Stoppages data is up to date until May 2021, except bargaining units with less than 500 employees in Ontario up to March 2021. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

Source: Strategic Policy, Analysis, and Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada.

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