Work stoppages by sector and year

Publication date: November 30, 2023

Work Stoppages

All work stoppages
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 100 104 153 80,474 97.7 1,711,330 53 56 104 10,153 133.3 471,050 47 48 49 70,321 22.2 1,240,280
2015 188 189 237 428,802 64.6 1,845,503 63 65 111 15,847 118.5 374,711 125 124 126 412,955 17.1 1,470,792
2016 141 172 189 44,387 35.7 631,880 111 145 157 15,375 37.5 361,500 30 27 32 29,012 26.6 270,380
2017 117 96 134 203,939 72.4 1,200,700 81 58 93 165,550 96.4 725,040 36 38 41 38,389 17.8 475,660
2018 82 107 120 83,833 52.9 1,133,724 56 79 91 22,289 59.3 743,707 26 28 29 61,544 32.8 390,017
2019 115 119 128 46,249 33.2 1,212,938 72 76 84 35,685 34.7 1,067,393 43 43 44 10,564 30.5 145,545
2020 57 61 66 624,028 44.5 1,451,556 33 36 41 10,382 60.0 536,166 24 25 25 613,646 19.1 915,390
2021 181 167 186 289,804 23.4 1,323,637 121 110 126 31,082 29.3 808,847 60 57 60 258,722 10.8 514,790
2022 156 142 175 206,577 57.9 1,895,612 79 88 95 79,432 45.2 1,382,103 77 54 80 127,145 73.1 513,509
2023 133 116 166 169,102 73.8 2,346,432 84 71 91 31,395 38.8 623,972 49 45 75 137,707 116.2 1,722,460

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Lockouts
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 21 25 66 3,957 179.7 301,320 17 21 62 3,865 186.9 293,700 4 4 4 92 67.3 7,620
2015 26 26 67 3,008 168.8 218,826 20 20 61 2,122 183.2 206,210 6 6 6 886 22.7 12,616
2016 21 55 62 2,522 38.2 63,100 19 55 60 2,351 39.2 61,920 2 0 2 171 8.0 1,180
2017 10 13 17 2,573 89.9 84,390 7 8 12 1,445 109.8 65,190 3 5 5 1,128 42.2 19,200
2018 12 13 16 2,561 108.5 328,264 10 11 14 2,061 114.7 318,684 2 2 2 500 65.0 9,580
2019 11 13 14 6,798 62.4 212,472 8 10 11 3,748 60.1 172,782 3 3 3 3,050 71.0 39,690
2020 10 9 11 1,483 109.5 118,019 9 8 10 1,368 120.2 117,674 1 1 1 115 3.0 345
2021 23 22 25 3,721 54.7 200,010 21 20 23 3,598 53.1 189,610 2 2 2 123 73.5 10,400
2022 5 7 8 820 62.1 60,990 5 7 8 820 62.1 60,990
2023 13 11 14 1,279 48.6 63,190 11 9 12 1,066 50.9 56,930 2 2 2 213 35.0 6,260

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Strikes
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 79 79 87 76,517 35.5 1,410,010 36 35 42 6,288 54.0 177,350 43 44 45 70,229 18.2 1,232,660
2015 162 163 170 425,794 23.5 1,626,677 43 45 50 13,725 39.6 168,501 119 118 120 412,069 16.9 1,458,176
2016 120 117 127 41,865 34.4 568,780 92 90 97 13,024 36.5 299,580 28 27 30 28,841 27.8 269,200
2017 107 83 117 201,366 69.8 1,116,310 74 50 81 164,105 94.4 659,850 33 33 36 37,261 14.4 456,460
2018 70 94 104 81,272 44.3 805,460 46 68 77 20,228 49.2 425,023 24 26 27 61,044 30.4 380,437
2019 104 106 114 39,451 29.7 1,000,466 64 66 73 31,937 30.9 894,611 40 40 41 7,514 27.5 105,855
2020 47 52 55 622,545 31.5 1,333,537 24 28 31 9,014 40.5 418,492 23 24 24 613,531 19.8 915,045
2021 158 145 161 286,083 18.5 1,123,627 100 90 103 27,484 24.0 619,237 58 55 58 258,599 8.6 504,390
2022 151 135 167 205,757 57.7 1,834,622 74 81 87 78,612 43.6 1,321,113 77 54 80 127,145 73.1 513,509
2023 120 105 152 167,823 76.1 2,283,242 73 62 79 30,329 36.9 567,042 47 43 73 137,494 118.4 1,716,200

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Jurisdiction

All jurisdictions
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 100 104 153 80,474 97.7 1,711,330 53 56 104 10,153 133.3 471,050 47 48 49 70,321 22.2 1,240,280
2015 188 189 237 428,802 64.6 1,845,503 63 65 111 15,847 118.5 374,711 125 124 126 412,955 17.1 1,470,792
2016 141 172 189 44,387 35.7 631,880 111 145 157 15,375 37.5 361,500 30 27 32 29,012 26.6 270,380
2017 117 96 134 203,939 72.4 1,200,700 81 58 93 165,550 96.4 725,040 36 38 41 38,389 17.8 475,660
2018 82 107 120 83,833 52.9 1,133,724 56 79 91 22,289 59.3 743,707 26 28 29 61,544 32.8 390,017
2019 115 119 128 46,249 33.2 1,212,938 72 76 84 35,685 34.7 1,067,393 43 43 44 10,564 30.5 145,545
2020 57 61 66 624,028 44.5 1,451,556 33 36 41 10,382 60.0 536,166 24 25 25 613,646 19.1 915,390
2021 181 167 186 289,804 23.4 1,323,637 121 110 126 31,082 29.3 808,847 60 57 60 258,722 10.8 514,790
2022 156 142 175 206,577 57.9 1,895,612 79 88 95 79,432 45.2 1,382,103 77 54 80 127,145 73.1 513,509
2023 133 116 166 169,102 73.8 2,346,432 84 71 91 31,395 38.8 623,972 49 45 75 137,707 116.2 1,722,460

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Federal jurisdiction
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 5 6 6 1,067 40.2 35,230 5 6 6 1,067 40.2 35,230
2015 12 11 12 4,620 53.8 58,640 8 7 8 4,491 58.5 49,950 4 4 4 129 44.3 8,690
2016 3 4 4 388 63.0 29,060 2 3 3 340 78.7 28,290 1 1 1 48 16.0 770
2017 6 6 6 1,408 23.3 43,590 5 5 5 1,386 26.6 43,440 1 1 1 22 7.0 150
2018 10 9 10 54,462 28.0 157,072 7 7 7 3,944 25.6 13,690 3 2 3 50,518 33.7 143,382
2019 9 8 10 7,073 25.8 78,519 7 5 7 4,008 29.1 40,979 2 3 3 3,065 18.0 37,540
2020 2 3 4 1,597 80.0 92,330 2 3 4 1,597 80.0 92,330
2021 3 2 4 1,578 72.8 70,340 2 2 3 1,408 89.3 66,430 1 0 1 170 23.0 3,910
2022 10 10 12 2,559 56.9 113,650 9 8 10 2,301 59.7 99,850 1 2 2 258 43.0 13,800
2023 8 7 10 127,670 36.8 1,300,380 5 4 7 7,951 45.6 115,970 3 3 3 119,719 16.3 1,184,410

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Newfoundland and Labrador
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 1 2 2 190 26.0 3,330 0 1 1 50 39.0 1,510 1 1 1 140 13.0 1,820
2015 1 1 1 43 23.0 990 1 1 1 43 23.0 990
2016 3 1 3 181 28.7 5,540 3 1 3 181 28.7 5,540
2017 1 2 3 176 112.7 10,420 0 1 2 51 166.5 9,790 1 1 1 125 5.0 630
2018 2 3 3 1,447 114.3 91,670 2 3 3 1,447 114.3 91,670
2019 2 2 2 51 24.5 1,071 1 1 1 36 16.0 576 1 1 1 15 33.0 495
2020 3 3 3 1,472 39.0 136,518 3 3 3 1,472 39.0 136,518
2021 2 2 2 109 78.5 9,700 1 1 1 9 66.0 600 1 1 1 100 91.0 9,100
2022 3 3 3 277 46.0 16,099 1 1 1 33 35.0 1,160 2 2 2 244 51.5 14,939
2023 9 9 9 1,020 10.1 10,752 7 7 7 166 11.0 2,232 2 2 2 854 7.0 8,520

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Prince Edward Island
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014
2015 1 0 1 11 80.0 880 1 0 1 11 80.0 880
2016 0 1 1 11 164.0 1,320 0 1 1 11 164.0 1,320
2017
2018
2019 1 1 1 127 31.0 3,937 1 1 1 127 31.0 3,937
2020
2021
2022
2023 1 1 1 500 26.0 13,000 1 1 1 500 26.0 13,000

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Nova Scotia
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 5 5 5 1,818 1.6 2,080 5 5 5 1,818 1.6 2,080
2015 6 6 6 672 44.8 16,115 3 3 3 322 60.3 1,980 3 3 3 350 29.3 14,135
2016 1 0 1 66 243.0 16,050 1 0 1 66 243.0 16,050
2017 1 2 2 9,366 81.5 20,000 0 1 1 66 162.0 10,700 1 1 1 9,300 1.0 9,300
2018 3 3 3 254 14.7 2,060 2 2 2 247 9.0 1,890 1 1 1 7 26.0 170
2019 1 1 1 110 7.0 770 1 1 1 110 7.0 770
2020
2021 1 1 1 140 11.0 840 1 1 1 140 11.0 840
2022 5 5 5 2,279 20.2 40,136 5 5 5 2,279 20.2 40,136
2023 3 3 3 2,304 12.0 50,510 3 3 3 2,304 12.0 50,510

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

New Brunswick
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 3 4 4 839 30.0 13,360 0 1 1 1 71.0 60 3 3 3 838 16.3 13,300
2015
2016 1 1 1 20 99.0 1,980 1 1 1 20 99.0 1,980
2017
2018 1 1 1 71 6.0 430 1 1 1 71 6.0 430
2019 2 2 2 295 97.5 42,915 1 1 1 275 153.0 42,075 1 1 1 20 42.0 840
2020 4 4 4 323 33.5 3,814 1 1 1 21 121.0 2,534 3 3 3 302 4.3 1,280
2021 1 1 1 6 41.0 240 1 1 1 6 41.0 240
2022 3 3 3 185 10.7 1,310 3 3 3 185 10.7 1,310
2023 1 1 1 140 19.0 2,660 1 1 1 140 19.0 2,660

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Quebec
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 53 53 95 27,548 124.5 269,390 26 26 67 5,059 169.5 224,690 27 27 28 22,489 16.9 44,700
2015 110 110 152 398,924 70.9 1,355,230 30 30 71 6,085 145.7 197,110 80 80 81 392,839 5.4 1,158,120
2016 94 128 136 29,521 31.9 296,280 79 114 120 3,423 33.8 90,190 15 14 16 26,098 17.8 206,090
2017 69 43 77 171,161 97.8 634,990 51 25 57 157,684 129.8 532,730 18 18 20 13,477 6.7 102,260
2018 22 51 56 12,730 66.6 362,330 15 42 47 6,498 78.3 317,870 7 9 9 6,232 5.1 44,460
2019 54 56 59 9,132 26.6 239,230 28 31 33 4,551 36.7 185,320 26 25 26 4,581 13.8 53,910
2020 23 24 26 18,259 32.2 146,250 11 11 13 1,934 37.0 65,250 12 13 13 16,325 27.3 81,000
2021 120 112 122 272,262 13.5 754,517 73 66 75 17,697 19.5 308,577 47 46 47 254,565 3.9 445,940
2022 90 70 100 42,156 76.5 564,610 33 38 42 9,130 56.3 325,940 57 32 58 33,026 91.1 238,670
2023 73 63 103 11,572 100.6 511,500 50 41 54 4,987 40.7 156,880 23 22 49 6,585 166.6 354,620

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Ontario
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 21 24 28 5,464 62.6 148,160 15 17 21 3,064 72.5 124,510 6 7 7 2,400 32.7 23,650
2015 40 42 44 22,049 55.8 352,541 13 15 17 4,425 80.5 94,950 27 27 27 17,624 40.3 257,591
2016 26 25 28 12,103 38.7 245,950 17 18 19 10,599 40.1 202,030 9 7 9 1,504 35.9 43,920
2017 36 36 39 20,536 30.4 434,580 22 21 23 5,166 33.7 79,800 14 15 16 15,370 25.6 354,780
2018 28 28 31 11,060 44.6 324,012 16 15 18 6,499 38.6 123,962 12 13 13 4,561 53.0 200,050
2019 26 28 29 20,028 28.4 258,416 21 23 24 19,738 24.8 251,987 5 5 5 290 45.6 6,429
2020 18 19 19 597,461 12.1 846,844 10 11 11 1,242 11.0 14,534 8 8 8 596,219 13.6 832,310
2021 34 31 34 8,615 33.0 247,100 28 26 28 8,371 33.3 240,480 6 5 6 244 31.8 6,620
2022 32 35 35 123,946 18.7 1,051,253 25 27 27 66,457 17.6 896,123 7 8 8 57,489 22.4 155,130
2023 28 25 28 20,073 21.2 262,320 16 15 16 14,428 22.6 193,000 12 10 12 5,645 19.3 69,320

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Manitoba
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 1 1 1 18 5.0 90 1 1 1 18 5.0 90
2015 1 1 1 10 53.0 530 1 1 1 10 53.0 530
2016 4 4 4 1,310 20.3 19,380 1 1 1 50 33.0 1,800 3 3 3 1,260 16.0 17,580
2017
2018 1 1 1 220 11.0 2,420 1 1 1 220 11.0 2,420
2019
2020 4 4 4 204 41.0 10,500 4 4 4 204 41.0 10,500
2021 4 4 4 3,503 30.8 43,900 4 4 4 3,503 30.8 43,900
2022 2 2 2 228 13.0 650 2 2 2 228 13.0 650
2023 2 2 2 3,174 34.5 79,670 2 2 2 3,174 34.5 79,670

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Saskatchewan
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 3 3 3 503 42.7 9,260 3 3 3 503 42.7 9,260
2015 2 1 2 270 16.5 3,560 1 0 1 20 3.0 60 1 1 1 250 30.0 3,500
2016 0 1 1 20 96.0 1,920 0 1 1 20 96.0 1,920
2017 1 1 1 44 53.0 2,320 1 1 1 44 53.0 2,320
2018 3 2 3 1,375 48.7 54,770 2 1 2 1,300 37.5 54,500 1 1 1 75 71.0 270
2019 7 7 8 3,367 26.8 127,464 2 2 3 1,734 43.0 99,703 5 5 5 1,633 17.0 27,761
2020 0 1 1 765 872.0 94,100 0 1 1 765 872.0 94,100
2021
2022
2023 1 0 1 100 36.0 3,600 1 0 1 100 36.0 3,600

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Alberta
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 1 1 1 30 210.0 6,300 1 1 1 30 210.0 6,300
2015 2 2 2 153 4.5 671 2 2 2 153 4.5 671
2016 2 0 2 68 11.5 780 1 0 1 17 12.0 200 1 0 1 51 11.0 580
2017 0 2 2 68 63.5 6,310 0 1 1 17 5.0 90 0 1 1 51 122.0 6,220
2018 1 1 1 134 12.0 1,600 1 1 1 134 12.0 1,600
2019 3 3 3 169 43.0 5,854 3 3 3 169 43.0 5,854
2020 2 1 2 853 66.0 7,750 1 0 1 53 131.0 6,950 1 1 1 800 1.0 800
2021 2 2 3 401 89.0 16,980 2 2 3 401 89.0 16,980
2022 1 2 2 632 76.0 22,250 0 1 1 53 125.0 6,620 1 1 1 579 27.0 15,630
2023

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

British Columbia
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 7 5 8 42,997 75.4 1,224,130 3 1 4 391 124.0 75,700 4 4 4 42,606 26.8 1,148,430
2015 12 14 15 1,910 62.1 52,986 6 8 9 351 87.0 29,990 6 6 6 1,559 24.7 22,996
2016 7 7 8 699 34.0 13,620 6 6 7 659 38.4 13,500 1 1 1 40 3.0 120
2017 3 4 4 1,180 40.3 48,490 3 4 4 1,180 40.3 48,490
2018 11 8 11 2,080 35.7 137,360 10 7 10 2,063 38.8 137,275 1 1 1 17 5.0 85
2019 10 11 13 5,897 75.4 454,762 8 9 11 5,047 40.7 436,962 2 2 2 850 266.0 17,800
2020 1 2 3 3,094 43.7 113,450 1 2 3 3,094 43.7 113,450
2021 14 12 15 3,190 45.8 180,020 13 11 14 3,050 46.4 174,700 1 1 1 140 38.0 5,320
2022 9 11 12 33,715 58.1 83,854 7 9 10 673 65.9 49,300 2 2 2 33,042 19.0 34,554
2023 6 4 7 2,536 77.9 110,740 4 2 5 689 101.2 76,220 2 2 2 1,847 19.5 34,520

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

All territories
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014
2015 1 1 1 140 32.0 3,360 1 1 1 140 32.0 3,360
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023 1 1 1 13 99.0 1,300 1 1 1 13 99.0 1,300

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Multiple provincial jurisdiction
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 1 1 1 600 3.0 1,800 1 1 1 600 3.0 1,800
2023

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Industry

All industries
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 100 104 153 80,474 97.7 1,711,330 53 56 104 10,153 133.3 471,050 47 48 49 70,321 22.2 1,240,280
2015 188 189 237 428,802 64.6 1,845,503 63 65 111 15,847 118.5 374,711 125 124 126 412,955 17.1 1,470,792
2016 141 172 189 44,387 35.7 631,880 111 145 157 15,375 37.5 361,500 30 27 32 29,012 26.6 270,380
2017 117 96 134 203,939 72.4 1,200,700 81 58 93 165,550 96.4 725,040 36 38 41 38,389 17.8 475,660
2018 82 107 120 83,833 52.9 1,133,724 56 79 91 22,289 59.3 743,707 26 28 29 61,544 32.8 390,017
2019 115 119 128 46,249 33.2 1,212,938 72 76 84 35,685 34.7 1,067,393 43 43 44 10,564 30.5 145,545
2020 57 61 66 624,028 44.5 1,451,556 33 36 41 10,382 60.0 536,166 24 25 25 613,646 19.1 915,390
2021 181 167 186 289,804 23.4 1,323,637 121 110 126 31,082 29.3 808,847 60 57 60 258,722 10.8 514,790
2022 156 142 175 206,577 57.9 1,895,612 79 88 95 79,432 45.2 1,382,103 77 54 80 127,145 73.1 513,509
2023 133 116 166 169,102 73.8 2,346,432 84 71 91 31,395 38.8 623,972 49 45 75 137,707 116.2 1,722,460

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Primary industries
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 7 8 8 546 39.1 19,080 7 8 8 546 39.1 19,080
2015 6 6 6 455 58.3 24,775 6 6 6 455 58.3 24,775
2016 3 1 3 217 33.3 8,460 3 1 3 217 33.3 8,460
2017 4 6 6 492 21.5 12,660 4 6 6 492 21.5 12,660
2018 4 4 4 1,982 61.5 115,740 4 4 4 1,982 61.5 115,740
2019 1 0 1 3,000 132.0 396,000 1 0 1 3,000 132.0 396,000
2020 0 1 1 3,000 37.0 111,000 0 1 1 3,000 37.0 111,000
2021 4 3 4 502 38.3 8,580 4 3 4 502 38.3 8,580
2022 1 2 2 670 68.0 45,560 1 2 2 670 68.0 45,560
2023 1 1 1 170 130.0 22,100 1 1 1 170 130.0 22,100

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Utilities
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 2 2 2 10 56.5 580 2 2 2 10 56.5 580
2015 4 4 4 487 47.0 18,295 4 4 4 487 47.0 18,295
2016 1 1 1 500 1.0 500 1 1 1 500 1.0 500
2017
2018
2019 4 4 4 1,551 17.0 26,367 4 4 4 1,551 17.0 26,367
2020 1 1 1 1,000 1.0 1,000 1 1 1 1,000 1.0 1,000
2021 1 1 1 2,100 36.0 10,500 1 1 1 2,100 36.0 10,500
2022 2 2 2 311 7.5 1,760 2 2 2 311 7.5 1,760
2023 3 2 3 816 31.0 30,710 3 2 3 816 31.0 30,710

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Construction
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 1 1 1 60 13.0 780 1 1 1 60 13.0 780
2015 1 1 1 300 1.0 300 1 1 1 300 1.0 300
2016 7 6 7 9,703 23.4 187,940 7 6 7 9,703 23.4 187,940
2017 5 6 6 153,776 19.2 392,620 5 6 6 153,776 19.2 392,620
2018 5 5 5 1,649 17.4 18,760 5 5 5 1,649 17.4 18,760
2019 7 6 7 17,845 23.9 249,017 7 6 7 17,845 23.9 249,017
2020 3 3 4 275 67.0 61,790 3 3 4 275 67.0 61,790
2021 1 1 2 261 141.0 60,890 1 1 2 261 141.0 60,890
2022 16 17 17 60,726 29.2 928,290 16 17 17 60,726 29.2 928,290
2023 2 1 2 173 30.0 8,130 2 1 2 173 30.0 8,130

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Manufacturing
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 20 21 28 4,753 74.3 143,770 20 21 28 4,753 74.3 143,770
2015 15 18 22 2,502 85.5 83,456 15 18 22 2,502 85.5 83,456
2016 18 18 22 1,569 65.2 42,250 18 18 22 1,569 65.2 42,250
2017 18 19 22 5,215 73.0 194,560 18 19 22 5,215 73.0 194,560
2018 16 13 19 5,512 55.3 290,110 16 13 19 5,512 55.3 290,110
2019 22 26 28 6,769 24.2 232,874 22 26 28 6,769 24.2 232,874
2020 15 15 17 2,199 80.0 135,614 15 15 17 2,199 80.0 135,614
2021 31 29 33 13,113 45.2 433,752 31 29 33 13,113 45.2 433,752
2022 25 29 29 7,372 44.7 216,453 25 29 29 7,372 44.7 216,453
2023 26 24 26 11,350 23.2 140,960 26 24 26 11,350 23.2 140,960

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Wholesale and retail trade
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 5 6 44 1,106 237.0 235,420 5 6 44 1,106 237.0 235,420
2015 5 7 43 4,184 216.0 146,310 5 7 43 4,184 216.0 146,310
2016 11 46 47 1,130 28.9 29,790 11 46 47 1,130 28.9 29,790
2017 8 3 9 167 57.8 7,320 8 3 9 167 57.8 7,320
2018 8 12 14 5,661 73.7 108,708 7 11 13 1,837 78.6 72,398 1 1 1 3,824 10.0 36,310
2019 3 4 5 1,176 34.8 88,004 3 4 5 1,176 34.8 88,004
2020 3 4 4 2,186 59.8 165,190 3 4 4 2,186 59.8 165,190
2021 8 6 8 663 33.4 6,830 8 6 8 663 33.4 6,830
2022 42 20 44 2,636 132.3 90,730 10 10 12 2,257 68.2 38,700 32 10 32 379 156.4 52,030
2023 8 6 32 5,700 228.9 173,210 8 6 10 5,472 63.6 103,760 0 0 22 228 304.0 69,450

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Transportation
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 8 7 8 1,121 43.6 45,960 8 7 8 1,121 43.6 45,960
2015 16 16 17 5,141 43.6 67,250 12 12 13 4,870 54.7 64,610 4 4 4 271 7.5 2,640
2016 10 11 11 1,003 26.9 33,890 9 10 10 955 28.0 33,120 1 1 1 48 16.0 770
2017 5 5 5 1,386 26.6 43,440 5 5 5 1,386 26.6 43,440
2018 10 8 10 54,503 39.0 158,350 8 6 8 4,003 41.0 15,670 2 2 2 50,500 31.0 142,680
2019 13 14 15 4,221 36.1 36,249 13 14 15 4,221 36.1 36,249
2020 6 7 7 2,202 22.0 41,758 6 7 7 2,202 22.0 41,758
2021 9 9 9 1,767 12.8 10,125 9 9 9 1,767 12.8 10,125
2022 12 9 12 3,992 42.5 56,940 11 8 11 3,904 45.5 56,060 1 1 1 88 10.0 880
2023 35 29 38 11,882 32.9 194,710 31 25 34 10,096 36.0 188,160 4 4 4 1,786 6.5 6,550

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Information and culture
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 1 1 2 19 69.0 1,080 1 1 2 19 69.0 1,080
2015 4 5 5 155 49.4 2,570 3 4 4 117 61.5 2,530 1 1 1 38 1.0 40
2016 1 0 1 66 243.0 16,050 1 0 1 66 243.0 16,050
2017 0 1 1 66 162.0 10,700 0 1 1 66 162.0 10,700
2018 2 2 2 208 37.5 9,380 1 1 1 180 50.0 9,000 1 1 1 28 25.0 380
2019 1 1 1 3,000 12.0 36,000 1 1 1 3,000 12.0 36,000
2020
2021
2022 1 1 1 42 37.0 1,554 1 1 1 42 37.0 1,554
2023 2 0 2 284 26.0 3,930 1 0 1 214 2.0 430 1 0 1 70 50.0 3,500

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Finance and professional services
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 5 5 5 1,104 36.8 13,700 5 5 5 1,104 36.8 13,700
2015 17 17 17 1,852 17.1 39,440 7 7 7 1,221 34.1 36,890 10 10 10 631 5.2 2,550
2016 6 5 6 1,186 23.3 44,350 5 5 5 286 18.8 2,950 1 0 1 900 46.0 41,400
2017 5 5 6 1,567 24.5 69,490 5 4 5 667 21.4 33,490 0 1 1 900 40.0 36,000
2018 4 4 5 481 7.8 2,050 4 4 5 481 7.8 2,050
2019 11 11 12 1,097 72.2 30,509 9 9 10 996 82.4 28,945 2 2 2 101 21.0 1,564
2020 2 2 3 71 59.3 3,684 2 2 3 71 59.3 3,684
2021 15 15 16 1,768 13.1 14,240 14 14 15 1,628 11.4 8,920 1 1 1 140 38.0 5,320
2022 22 23 23 2,720 13.4 32,200 8 9 9 2,193 30.2 30,600 14 14 14 527 2.6 1,600
2023 4 4 4 2,390 30.0 89,890 4 4 4 2,390 30.0 89,890

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Education, health, and social services
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 19 19 19 55,725 21.9 1,179,710 19 19 19 55,725 21.9 1,179,710
2015 88 85 88 354,003 15.3 1,169,780 1 0 1 23 48.0 110 87 85 87 353,980 15.0 1,169,670
2016 60 59 63 9,323 33.0 204,600 41 40 42 200 36.5 6,570 19 19 21 9,123 25.8 198,030
2017 61 37 65 38,050 97.4 411,770 30 7 32 2,685 179.2 910 31 30 33 35,365 18.1 410,860
2018 18 45 46 9,323 61.4 203,680 2 26 27 2,636 77.3 200 16 19 19 6,687 38.8 203,480
2019 29 28 30 3,107 42.7 69,248 7 7 8 83 27.8 1,450 22 21 22 3,024 48.2 67,798
2020 21 23 23 612,500 26.1 914,985 1 2 2 15 66.5 990 20 21 21 612,485 22.3 913,995
2021 76 74 76 264,402 7.7 554,770 24 23 24 8,877 8.7 81,230 52 51 52 255,525 7.3 473,540
2022 16 16 18 60,344 30.3 206,610 2 3 3 196 76.3 6,680 14 13 15 60,148 21.1 199,930
2023 26 26 28 11,354 20.4 209,870 7 7 7 160 5.7 960 19 19 21 11,194 25.3 208,910

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is preliminary. For additional information, please see the Technical notes.

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

Entertainment and hospitality
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 6 7 8 1,444 44.0 11,260 6 7 8 1,444 44.0 11,260
2015 16 13 17 2,916 27.3 25,240 13 10 14 2,175 27.8 15,730 3 3 3 741 25.0 9,510
2016 16 19 20 1,249 34.2 34,370 16 19 20 1,249 34.2 34,370
2017 6 7 7 1,096 65.9 29,340 6 7 7 1,096 65.9 29,340
2018 9 9 9 4,009 54.0 219,779 9 9 9 4,009 54.0 219,779
2019 10 10 10 1,595 17.8 34,854 10 10 10 1,595 17.8 34,854
2020 3 2 3 434 29.7 16,140 3 2 3 434 29.7 16,140
2021 30 25 31 4,271 32.6 198,520 30 25 31 4,271 32.6 198,520
2022 8 12 14 2,965 46.2 102,330 6 10 12 2,114 45.3 59,760 2 2 2 851 52.0 42,570
2023 13 12 15 3,071 92.0 195,452 4 3 6 1,370 119.0 69,582 9 9 9 1,701 74.0 125,870

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is 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 administration
All sectors Private sector Public sector
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
2014 26 27 28 14,586 20.0 59,990 26 27 28 14,586 20.0 59,990
2015 16 17 17 56,807 30.1 268,087 16 17 17 56,807 30.1 268,087
2016 8 6 8 18,441 30.6 29,680 8 6 8 18,441 30.6 29,680
2017 5 7 7 2,124 13.4 28,800 5 7 7 2,124 13.4 28,800
2018 6 5 6 505 19.2 7,167 6 5 6 505 19.2 7,167
2019 14 15 15 2,888 10.5 13,816 14 15 15 2,888 10.5 13,816
2020 3 3 3 161 3.0 395 3 3 3 161 3.0 395
2021 6 4 6 957 32.3 25,430 6 4 6 957 32.3 25,430
2022 11 11 13 64,799 24.7 213,185 11 11 13 64,799 24.7 213,185
2023 13 11 15 121,912 44.0 1,277,470 13 11 15 121,912 44.0 1,277,470

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. Data for 2023 cover the months of January through October. Work Stoppages data is up to date until October 2023, with the exception of Ontario. Ontario data for October is 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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