Peculiarly Precarious Careers Of The 21st Century


The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that more than one in five Canadians are working in precarious jobs, according to a report released last year. And there is a higher incidence of people aged 55 and up in such roles.

CCPA-Ontario senior researcher, Ricardo Tranjan says, “We tend to think of precarious work as something that happens in low-wage, low-skill jobs, but the findings from this national survey suggest that there is no safe harbour.” Tranjan continues,

“Highly educated professionals

are experiencing economic insecurity

and unstable working conditions.”

In the past, people could realistically expect to find meaningful, long-term e