Work stoppages by jurisdiction and month

Publication date: December 31, 2019

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
December 2018 3 3 15 3,021 14.3 49,922 0 0 1 18 19.0 342 3 3 14 3,003 13.9 49,580
January 2019 4 5 16 3,060 10.3 49,488 0 1 1 18 15.0 270 4 4 15 3,042 10.0 49,218
February 2019 4 7 15 3,264 10.7 50,292 4 7 15 3,264 10.7 50,292
March 2019 7 2 15 2,795 14.8 54,733 7 2 15 2,795 14.8 54,733
April 2019 6 6 19 3,089 12.3 44,939 6 6 19 3,089 12.3 44,939
May 2019 18 5 31 7,810 11.6 125,618 2 0 2 81 2.5 211 16 5 29 7,729 12.2 125,407
June 2019 9 8 27 19,510 13.1 182,495 0 0 2 81 14.0 1,032 9 8 25 19,429 13.0 181,463
July 2019 12 9 29 5,658 14.7 100,951 1 2 3 86 9.7 682 11 7 26 5,572 15.3 100,269
August 2019 2 7 21 4,188 15.4 81,298 0 1 1 5 22.0 110 2 6 20 4,183 15.1 81,188
September 2019 15 9 29 7,709 12.3 107,616 15 9 29 7,709 12.3 107,616
October 2019 4 8 20 9,580 13.5 146,843 1 1 1 3,000 12.0 36,000 3 7 19 6,580 13.5 110,843
November 2019 3 9 15 7,952 44.7 110,568 2 2 2 3,613 6.5 21,691 1 7 13 4,339 50.5 88,877

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/through November 2019, except Ontario. Ontario data is up to/through September 2019. 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
December 2018 3 3 14 3,003 13.9 49,580 3 3 14 3,003 13.9 49,580
January 2019 3 4 14 2,842 10.5 48,618 3 4 14 2,842 10.5 48,618
February 2019 3 6 13 2,848 10.7 45,862 3 6 13 2,848 10.7 45,862
March 2019 0 1 7 2,077 19.1 46,870 0 1 7 2,077 19.1 46,870
April 2019 6 4 12 2,646 14.3 38,824 6 4 12 2,646 14.3 38,824
May 2019 5 3 13 7,230 17.4 118,981 5 3 13 7,230 17.4 118,981
June 2019 7 7 17 18,923 13.7 175,713 7 7 17 18,923 13.7 175,713
July 2019 9 4 19 5,078 17.4 96,154 1 0 1 5 15.0 75 8 4 18 5,073 17.5 96,079
August 2019 2 6 16 4,110 14.8 79,543 0 1 1 5 22.0 110 2 5 15 4,105 14.3 79,433
September 2019 12 6 22 6,270 12.8 93,290 12 6 22 6,270 12.8 93,290
October 2019 0 5 13 5,035 17.7 105,013 0 5 13 5,035 17.7 105,013
November 2019 2 8 10 7,499 13.8 98,858 2 2 2 3,613 6.5 21,691 0 6 8 3,886 15.6 77,167

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/through November 2019, except Ontario. Ontario data is up to/through September 2019. 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
December 2018 0 0 1 18 19.0 342 0 0 1 18 19.0 342
January 2019 1 1 2 218 9.0 870 0 1 1 18 15.0 270 1 0 1 200 3.0 600
February 2019 1 1 2 416 11.0 4,430 1 1 2 416 11.0 4,430
March 2019 7 1 8 718 11.0 7,863 7 1 8 718 11.0 7,863
April 2019 0 2 7 443 8.7 6,115 0 2 7 443 8.7 6,115
May 2019 13 2 18 580 7.4 6,637 2 0 2 81 2.5 211 11 2 16 499 8.0 6,426
June 2019 2 1 10 587 12.0 6,782 0 0 2 81 14.0 1,032 2 1 8 506 11.5 5,750
July 2019 3 5 10 580 9.6 4,797 0 2 2 81 7.0 607 3 3 8 499 10.3 4,190
August 2019 0 1 5 78 17.6 1,755 0 1 5 78 17.6 1,755
September 2019 3 3 7 1,439 11.0 14,326 3 3 7 1,439 11.0 14,326
October 2019 4 3 7 4,545 5.6 41,830 1 1 1 3,000 12.0 36,000 3 2 6 1,545 4.5 5,830
November 2019 1 1 5 453 106.4 11,710 1 1 5 453 106.4 11,710

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/through November 2019, except Ontario. Ontario data is up to/through September 2019. 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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