Work stoppages by jurisdiction and quarter

Publication date: June 30, 2024

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
Q2 2021 67 53 78 256,977 18.0 679,788 1 1 2 1,338 34.0 20,500 66 52 76 255,639 17.5 659,288
Q3 2021 39 39 64 15,538 17.1 312,825 0 0 1 238 64.0 15,240 39 39 63 15,300 16.3 297,585
Q4 2021 52 58 77 20,637 17.4 278,260 2 1 3 478 32.0 19,610 50 57 74 20,159 16.8 258,650
Q1 2022 25 18 44 35,867 34.3 211,017 0 0 2 408 63.0 25,770 25 18 42 35,459 32.9 185,247
Q2 2022 90 72 116 102,777 22.8 1,184,039 6 5 8 2,000 17.5 35,530 84 67 108 100,777 23.2 1,148,509
Q3 2022 19 26 63 42,214 50.9 246,990 3 1 6 1,548 31.0 30,050 16 25 57 40,666 52.9 216,940
Q4 2022 23 27 60 64,963 46.5 254,216 1 4 6 807 38.5 22,300 22 23 54 64,156 47.4 231,916
Q1 2023 38 23 71 10,694 44.2 185,677 1 2 3 287 50.7 11,420 37 21 68 10,407 43.9 174,257
Q2 2023 58 48 106 140,041 38.9 1,511,263 2 2 3 119,612 27.7 1,184,300 56 46 103 20,429 39.3 326,963
Q3 2023 23 37 81 24,303 51.6 539,350 2 2 3 7,385 27.3 99,540 21 35 78 16,918 52.6 439,810
Q4 2023 626 66 670 385,494 11.4 4,348,328 5 4 6 994 26.7 23,530 621 62 664 384,500 11.2 4,324,798
Q1 2024 38 554 642 373,396 2.8 268,764 6 0 8 860 57.6 50,620 32 554 634 372,536 2.1 218,144

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 2024, except for Ontario. Ontario data for May are preliminary. 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
Q2 2021 32 20 42 12,276 27.8 290,821 1 1 2 1,338 34.0 20,500 31 19 40 10,938 27.5 270,321
Q3 2021 33 34 55 12,889 17.1 295,292 0 0 1 238 64.0 15,240 33 34 54 12,651 16.2 280,052
Q4 2021 40 45 61 13,906 18.7 181,580 1 1 2 308 36.5 15,700 39 44 59 13,598 18.1 165,880
Q1 2022 15 11 31 5,204 38.1 132,670 0 0 1 238 64.0 15,230 15 11 30 4,966 37.2 117,440
Q2 2022 39 42 59 71,358 25.1 1,053,553 5 3 6 1,742 19.3 32,270 34 39 53 69,616 25.8 1,021,283
Q3 2022 14 18 31 6,021 32.2 139,490 3 1 6 1,548 31.0 30,050 11 17 25 4,473 32.4 109,440
Q4 2022 11 17 24 4,972 26.3 56,390 1 4 6 807 38.5 22,300 10 13 18 4,165 22.2 34,090
Q1 2023 26 17 33 2,215 24.0 52,587 0 1 2 95 62.0 6,040 26 16 31 2,120 21.5 46,547
Q2 2023 34 32 50 7,594 31.0 160,493 0 0 1 85 62.0 5,270 34 32 49 7,509 30.4 155,223
Q3 2023 14 18 32 18,085 38.6 352,460 2 2 3 7,385 27.3 99,540 12 16 29 10,700 39.8 252,920
Q4 2023 59 28 73 20,506 17.3 183,542 3 2 4 702 34.0 20,030 56 26 69 19,804 16.4 163,512
Q1 2024 24 29 69 6,424 19.2 160,794 6 0 8 860 57.6 50,620 18 29 61 5,564 14.2 110,174

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 2024, except for Ontario. Ontario data for May are preliminary. 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
Q2 2021 35 33 36 244,701 6.5 388,967 35 33 36 244,701 6.5 388,967
Q3 2021 6 5 9 2,649 17.0 17,533 6 5 9 2,649 17.0 17,533
Q4 2021 12 13 16 6,731 12.6 96,680 1 0 1 170 23.0 3,910 11 13 15 6,561 11.9 92,770
Q1 2022 10 7 13 30,663 25.1 78,347 0 0 1 170 62.0 10,540 10 7 12 30,493 22.0 67,807
Q2 2022 51 30 57 31,419 20.4 130,486 1 2 2 258 12.0 3,260 50 28 55 31,161 20.7 127,226
Q3 2022 5 8 32 36,193 69.0 107,500 5 8 32 36,193 69.0 107,500
Q4 2022 12 10 36 59,991 59.9 197,826 12 10 36 59,991 59.9 197,826
Q1 2023 12 6 38 8,479 61.7 133,090 1 1 1 192 28.0 5,380 11 5 37 8,287 62.6 127,710
Q2 2023 24 16 56 132,447 46.0 1,350,770 2 2 2 119,527 10.5 1,179,030 22 14 54 12,920 47.3 171,740
Q3 2023 9 19 49 6,218 60.1 186,890 9 19 49 6,218 60.1 186,890
Q4 2023 567 38 597 364,988 10.6 4,164,786 2 2 2 292 12.0 3,500 565 36 595 364,696 10.6 4,161,286
Q1 2024 14 525 573 366,972 0.8 107,970 14 525 573 366,972 0.8 107,970

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 2024, except for Ontario. Ontario data for May are preliminary. 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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