Labour landscape changing

Huge changes between 1977 and 2003 in the union movement: Statistics Canada
||Last Updated: 04/08/2005

The unionization rate has slowly declined in the past few decades, according to Statistics Canada.

Looking at the union picture between 1977 and 2003, Statistics Canada said the labour movement has undergone dramatic shifts as a result of changes in the workplace demographics, labour laws and economic structure.

These shifts include the increasing feminization of the union movement, the growing prominence of unions in the public service and services sector and the declining influence of international unions.