Work stoppages by sector and year

Publication date: July 1, 2021

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
2012 255 261 281 137,398 23.9 904,017 127 133 152 22,571 39.1 580,455 128 128 129 114,827 5.9 323,562
2013 145 112 165 205,726 86.0 1,498,950 102 70 121 199,896 111.8 1,443,322 43 42 44 5,830 15.1 55,628
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 35.7 631,880 110 144 156 15,203 37.7 360,270 31 28 33 29,184 26.1 271,610
2017 174 100 191 206,375 112.5 1,200,700 138 62 150 167,986 138.3 725,040 36 38 41 38,389 17.8 475,660
2018 82 160 173 86,067 61.8 1,133,724 56 132 144 24,523 67.7 743,707 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 56 36 61 190,877 14.9 305,677 25 18 30 8,419 26.5 109,857 31 18 31 182,458 3.6 195,820

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 19 22 29 2,573 74.4 207,660 18 21 28 2,496 76.7 206,890 1 1 1 77 10.0 770
2013 58 20 65 3,964 160.5 396,660 55 17 62 3,920 167.3 395,890 3 3 3 44 19.0 770
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 9 4 11 2,172 40.0 21,760 8 4 10 2,149 41.5 21,180 1 0 1 23 25.0 580

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 236 239 252 134,825 18.1 696,357 109 112 124 20,075 30.7 373,565 127 127 128 114,750 5.9 322,792
2013 87 92 100 201,762 37.6 1,102,290 47 53 59 195,976 53.5 1,047,432 40 39 41 5,786 14.8 54,858
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 91 89 96 12,852 36.8 298,350 29 28 31 29,013 27.2 270,430
2017 164 87 174 203,802 114.7 1,116,310 131 54 138 166,541 140.8 659,850 33 33 36 37,261 14.4 456,460
2018 70 147 157 83,506 57.0 805,460 46 121 130 22,462 62.6 425,023 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 47 32 50 188,705 9.3 283,917 17 14 20 6,270 19.0 88,677 30 18 30 182,435 2.9 195,240

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 255 261 281 137,398 23.9 904,017 127 133 152 22,571 39.1 580,455 128 128 129 114,827 5.9 323,562
2013 145 112 165 205,726 86.0 1,498,950 102 70 121 199,896 111.8 1,443,322 43 42 44 5,830 15.1 55,628
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 35.7 631,880 110 144 156 15,203 37.7 360,270 31 28 33 29,184 26.1 271,610
2017 174 100 191 206,375 112.5 1,200,700 138 62 150 167,986 138.3 725,040 36 38 41 38,389 17.8 475,660
2018 82 160 173 86,067 61.8 1,133,724 56 132 144 24,523 67.7 743,707 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 56 36 61 190,877 14.9 305,677 25 18 30 8,419 26.5 109,857 31 18 31 182,458 3.6 195,820

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 13 14 18 6,158 67.3 164,661 11 12 16 6,131 74.2 164,310 2 2 2 27 12.0 351
2013 3 6 7 838 142.9 76,890 2 5 6 508 154.3 70,440 1 1 1 330 74.0 6,450
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 4 5 5 560 52.4 30,290 2 3 3 340 78.7 28,290 2 2 2 220 13.0 2,000
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 0 0 1 238 104.0 24,750 0 0 1 238 104.0 24,750

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 2 3 3 92 32.7 3,465 2 3 3 92 32.7 3,465
2013 1 0 1 50 280.0 10,010 1 0 1 50 280.0 10,010
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 1 1 1 9 66.0 600 1 1 1 9 66.0 600

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012
2013 1 1 1 6 8.0 50 1 1 1 6 8.0 50
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

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 4 4 4 895 32.3 19,715 4 4 4 895 32.3 19,715
2013 1 1 1 407 15.0 6,110 1 1 1 407 15.0 6,110
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

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 2 2 3 288 61.0 17,670 2 2 3 288 61.0 17,670
2013 1 1 2 177 39.5 4,730 1 1 2 177 39.5 4,730
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

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 56 58 66 8,223 33.3 247,794 53 54 62 6,979 33.8 216,005 3 4 4 1,244 27.0 31,789
2013 75 41 83 179,517 120.7 972,929 61 28 69 177,657 142.6 958,367 14 13 14 1,860 12.9 14,562
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 126 47 134 173,597 144.1 634,990 108 29 114 160,120 168.3 532,730 18 18 20 13,477 6.7 102,260
2018 22 104 109 14,964 74.1 362,330 15 95 100 8,732 80.3 317,870 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 42 29 44 185,696 5.6 201,787 14 13 16 5,619 13.4 49,637 28 16 28 180,077 1.1 152,150

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 129 133 136 66,168 12.2 200,650 44 48 51 5,222 26.3 92,610 85 85 85 60,946 3.8 108,040
2013 32 28 35 13,036 47.6 290,130 25 22 28 11,004 51.6 268,850 7 6 7 2,032 31.4 21,280
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 25 24 27 11,931 39.8 244,720 16 17 18 10,427 41.7 200,800 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 5 2 5 778 38.4 22,530 4 1 4 720 42.0 21,140 1 1 1 58 24.0 1,390

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012
2013 2 2 2 270 19.0 3,115 2 2 2 270 19.0 3,115
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 2 1 2 2,323 28.5 42,280 2 1 2 2,323 28.5 42,280

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012
2013 1 1 1 30 78.0 2,370 1 1 1 30 78.0 2,370
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

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 8 6 9 2,306 63.3 69,902 4 3 5 1,183 91.8 47,190 4 3 4 1,123 27.8 22,712
2013 3 6 6 9,036 43.7 39,190 1 3 3 8,862 45.3 34,240 2 3 3 174 42.0 4,950
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 1 1 2 323 56.5 8,810 1 1 2 323 56.5 8,810

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. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 41 41 42 53,268 15.8 180,160 7 7 8 1,781 57.5 19,490 34 34 34 51,487 5.9 160,670
2013 25 25 26 2,359 29.0 93,426 8 8 9 1,338 79.2 91,200 17 17 17 1,021 2.4 2,226
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 5 2 6 1,510 21.5 4,920 5 2 6 1,510 21.5 4,920

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012
2013
2014
2015 1 1 1 140 32.0 3,360 1 1 1 140 32.0 3,360
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 255 261 281 137,398 23.9 904,017 127 133 152 22,571 39.1 580,455 128 128 129 114,827 5.9 323,562
2013 145 112 165 205,726 86.0 1,498,950 102 70 121 199,896 111.8 1,443,322 43 42 44 5,830 15.1 55,628
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 35.7 631,880 110 144 156 15,203 37.7 360,270 31 28 33 29,184 26.1 271,610
2017 174 100 191 206,375 112.5 1,200,700 138 62 150 167,986 138.3 725,040 36 38 41 38,389 17.8 475,660
2018 82 160 173 86,067 61.8 1,133,724 56 132 144 24,523 67.7 743,707 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 56 36 61 190,877 14.9 305,677 25 18 30 8,419 26.5 109,857 31 18 31 182,458 3.6 195,820

Note: Work stoppage data cover strikes and lockouts that amount to 10 or more person-days not worked. Data for 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 7 7 7 709 13.6 13,220 7 7 7 709 13.6 13,220
2013 2 1 2 144 14.5 810 2 1 2 144 14.5 810
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

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 4 4 4 799 11.8 8,840 4 4 4 799 11.8 8,840
2013 1 1 1 180 124.0 22,320 1 1 1 180 124.0 22,320
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 2,300 32.0 41,700 1 1 1 2,300 32.0 41,700

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 15 16 16 332 9.9 4,420 15 16 16 332 9.9 4,420
2013 13 13 13 182,275 13.5 788,635 13 13 13 182,275 13.5 788,635
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 0 2 261 62.5 25,230 1 0 2 261 62.5 25,230

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 29 33 38 5,828 53.5 213,480 29 33 38 5,828 53.5 213,480
2013 23 20 28 4,117 83.6 251,961 23 20 28 4,117 83.6 251,961
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 17 17 21 1,397 67.9 41,020 1 1 1 172 10.0 1,230
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 10 6 12 4,716 29.8 67,092 10 6 12 4,716 29.8 67,092

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 9 9 12 438 61.1 29,135 9 9 12 438 61.1 29,135
2013 43 7 46 10,363 187.2 225,365 43 7 46 10,363 187.2 225,365
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 2 2 2 18 55.0 1,000 2 2 2 18 55.0 1,000

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 10 15 16 7,124 49.7 124,910 10 15 16 7,124 49.7 124,910
2013 4 5 5 278 58.2 16,160 4 5 5 278 58.2 16,160
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 3 2 3 1,123 24.0 5,845 3 2 3 1,123 24.0 5,845

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 5 4 7 2,723 77.1 62,410 4 3 6 418 87.5 47,290 1 1 1 2,305 15.0 15,120
2013 0 2 3 287 222.3 55,350 0 2 3 287 222.3 55,350
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

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 12 13 14 2,651 40.6 62,340 12 13 14 2,651 40.6 62,340
2013 2 3 3 86 25.7 2,146 2 3 3 86 25.7 2,146
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 5 6 6 448 6.0 1,550 5 6 6 448 6.0 1,550

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 132 129 132 112,489 5.3 264,866 14 12 14 2,309 17.7 23,615 118 117 118 110,180 3.9 241,251
2013 29 32 32 3,579 15.1 42,796 1 3 3 207 60.7 10,180 28 29 29 3,372 10.3 32,616
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 118 41 122 40,486 148.5 411,770 87 11 89 5,121 196.8 910 31 30 33 35,365 18.1 410,860
2018 18 98 99 11,557 72.4 203,680 2 79 80 4,870 80.4 200 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 29 16 29 180,100 1.9 152,730 29 16 29 180,100 1.9 152,730

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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.

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
2012 23 21 25 1,963 29.8 53,205 23 21 25 1,963 29.8 53,205
2013 13 15 17 1,959 60.8 70,395 13 15 17 1,959 60.8 70,395
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 4 2 5 1,853 18.8 9,140 4 2 5 1,853 18.8 9,140

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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 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
2012 9 10 10 2,342 29.5 67,191 9 10 10 2,342 29.5 67,191
2013 15 13 15 2,458 24.3 23,012 15 13 15 2,458 24.3 23,012
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 1 1 1 58 24.0 1,390 1 1 1 58 24.0 1,390

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 2021 cover the months of January through May. 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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