Job quality hits record low: Report

Are employers increasingly taking advantage of desperate workers?
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2015

The quality of Canadian jobs has reached a new low — and there’s little hope of a turnaround anytime soon, according to a CIBC report. 

The CIBC Canadian Employment Quality Index was down 1.8 per cent compared with one year ago, which represents a record low. But that bottoming out of job quality is not a surprise — rather, it’s the continuation of a long-term trend in the labour market, said Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC World Markets in Toronto, and the report’s author.