Knowledge workers now account for one-quarter of workforce

Number of knowledge workers growing steadily for three decades
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/10/2003


ontrary to popular perception, the rise of knowledge work isn’t a phenomenon of the 1990s.

In fact, according to a Statistics Canada analysis, not only has knowledge work been growing steadily in the past three decades, it grew the fastest in the 1980s, by four per cent. Knowledge work grew by 3.2 percentage points in the 1990s.