At least 20 percent of workers in the GTA and Hamilton have precarious work.
Precarious work has increased by 50 percent in the GTA and Hamilton over the last 20 years.
In 2011, the number of temporary migrant workers coming to Canada (190,769) surpassed the number of economic immigrants that were admitted to Canada as permanent residents (156,077).
The number of migrant workers deemed “low-skill” in Ontario has increased from 71,842 in 2006 to 119,899 in 2012.
Unemployment rate in July 2013: 7.6 percent. The unemployment rate in Ontario has been hovering just below 8 percent throughout 2013, significantly higher than the 2008 unemployment rate of 6.5 percent.
The proportion of Ontarians who are employed has also failed to recover and a gap of over 220,000 jobs still exists to reach pre-recession (2008) employment rates.
Only 34 percent of Ontario workers are covered by a workplace pension.
More than 11 million workers in Canada do not have a workplace pension.
Challenges facing young workers in Ontario
In July 2013: 394,500 youth, aged 15-24, were unemployed in Ontario.
128,695 jobs still need to be created for young workers in Ontario to the reach pre-recession employment rate.
Average student debt from both public and private loans after a four-year degree: $37,000.
42.3 percent of young adults, aged 20-29, are living with their parents, compared to 26.9 percent in 1981.