Employees hold the upper hand

Stats show the balance of power has officially shifted, but wages aren’t being pushed higher
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2006

The debate rages on over just how well the Canadian labour market is doing, especially with the release of a few research reports disputing how well workers have fared in recent years.

Among the rosy portraits is a Statistics Canada article noting the job gains in 2005 have been primarily in full-time employment, including high-paying jobs such as management, natural and applied sciences and social science, education, government services and religion.

Philip Cross, director of current analysis at Statistics Canada and author of