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Canadian Press: Labour Force and Contract Work

canadian press: The late-March briefing note shows officials at Employment and Social Development Canada were looking for alternatives, according to National Observer. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing Federal officials have been closely watching the changes in the labour force away from full-time jobs in favour of more temporary, part-time or contract work. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act show federal officials were leery of the reliability of existing data on the number of Canadians using online platforms to earn their livings, even though the figures had come from reputable sources. Available research suggests young people are more often found in these positions, which can be lower-paid and without benefits or longer-term job security. Concerns about the ripple effects have prodded changes to the Canada Pension Plan, analysts' deep policy dives into the future of the federal social safety net, new spending on skills training and amendments to the federal labour code. ; What makes measuring the size of the gig economy so difficult is that there are competing definitions of what it includes. That makes the effects of the gig economy of particular interest to politicians millennials make up the largest voting cohort this election season. ( As reported in the news.