Work stoppages by jurisdiction and quarter

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
Q2 2018 27 105 125 24,003 24.2 396,872 3 3 4 3,369 18.3 7,000 24 102 121 20,634 24.4 389,872
Q3 2018 14 23 34 10,790 33.9 239,303 1 2 2 76 28.5 2,850 13 21 32 10,714 34.2 236,453
Q4 2018 19 17 30 61,948 27.3 342,509 3 2 3 50,518 33.7 143,382 16 15 27 11,430 26.6 199,127
Q1 2019 15 14 28 4,270 19.7 154,953 0 1 1 18 15.0 270 15 13 27 4,252 19.9 154,683
Q2 2019 34 25 48 22,718 19.1 354,914 1 0 1 47 10.0 470 33 25 47 22,671 19.3 354,444
Q3 2019 41 38 64 11,665 20.0 295,891 4 2 5 371 12.2 1,468 37 36 59 11,294 20.7 294,423
Q4 2019 25 42 51 19,322 29.5 407,180 4 5 7 7,003 24.6 76,311 21 37 44 12,319 30.2 330,869
Q1 2020 19 22 28 616,391 20.0 1,024,420 0 1 2 309 44.0 16,940 19 21 26 616,082 18.2 1,007,480
Q2 2020 8 5 14 11,453 73.4 65,212 0 0 1 238 65.0 15,480 8 5 13 11,215 74.1 49,732
Q3 2020 18 17 27 14,789 29.4 197,824 2 2 3 1,526 34.3 44,670 16 15 24 13,263 28.8 153,154
Q4 2020 12 17 22 5,709 25.2 164,100 0 0 1 238 64.0 15,240 12 17 21 5,471 23.4 148,860
Q1 2021 22 17 27 11,481 17.6 56,343 0 0 1 238 63.0 14,990 22 17 26 11,243 15.9 41,353

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
Q2 2018 18 92 107 17,234 23.9 286,562 3 3 4 3,369 18.3 7,000 15 89 103 13,865 24.1 279,562
Q3 2018 9 15 24 4,673 38.5 198,048 1 2 2 76 28.5 2,850 8 13 22 4,597 39.5 195,198
Q4 2018 15 12 24 7,427 28.2 179,377 15 12 24 7,427 28.2 179,377
Q1 2019 6 11 18 3,337 23.4 141,700 6 11 18 3,337 23.4 141,700
Q2 2019 23 17 30 21,844 22.1 337,178 23 17 30 21,844 22.1 337,178
Q3 2019 27 21 40 7,725 25.3 269,533 4 1 4 324 11.0 668 23 20 36 7,401 26.9 268,865
Q4 2019 16 27 35 11,728 23.3 318,982 3 4 6 4,003 26.7 40,311 13 23 29 7,725 22.6 278,671
Q1 2020 5 9 13 5,109 31.1 186,320 0 1 2 309 44.0 16,940 5 8 11 4,800 28.7 169,380
Q2 2020 7 3 11 1,411 91.0 64,532 0 0 1 238 65.0 15,480 7 3 10 1,173 93.6 49,052
Q3 2020 14 14 22 4,761 25.5 136,344 2 2 3 1,526 34.3 44,670 12 12 19 3,235 24.2 91,674
Q4 2020 7 10 15 3,367 32.7 148,970 0 0 1 238 64.0 15,240 7 10 14 3,129 30.5 133,730
Q1 2021 16 12 21 2,269 21.2 41,323 0 0 1 238 63.0 14,990 16 12 20 2,031 19.1 26,333

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.

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 2018 9 13 18 6,769 26.2 110,310 9 13 18 6,769 26.2 110,310
Q3 2018 5 8 10 6,117 22.6 41,255 5 8 10 6,117 22.6 41,255
Q4 2018 4 5 6 54,521 23.7 163,132 3 2 3 50,518 33.7 143,382 1 3 3 4,003 13.7 19,750
Q1 2019 9 3 10 933 13.0 13,253 0 1 1 18 15.0 270 9 2 9 915 12.8 12,983
Q2 2019 11 8 18 874 14.1 17,736 1 0 1 47 10.0 470 10 8 17 827 14.4 17,266
Q3 2019 14 17 24 3,940 11.3 26,358 0 1 1 47 17.0 800 14 16 23 3,893 11.0 25,558
Q4 2019 9 15 16 7,594 42.9 88,198 1 1 1 3,000 12.0 36,000 8 14 15 4,594 44.9 52,198
Q1 2020 14 13 15 611,282 10.4 838,100 14 13 15 611,282 10.4 838,100
Q2 2020 1 2 3 10,042 9.0 680 1 2 3 10,042 9.0 680
Q3 2020 4 3 5 10,028 46.2 61,480 4 3 5 10,028 46.2 61,480
Q4 2020 5 7 7 2,342 9.1 15,130 5 7 7 2,342 9.1 15,130
Q1 2021 6 5 6 9,212 5.2 15,020 6 5 6 9,212 5.2 15,020

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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