Report summary: Canada’s employment standards laws and mandatory social insurance scheme ensure that family caregivers and paid domestic workers are provided with a robust set of labor protections. However, Canada has much room for improvement in supporting flexible work arrangements for workers with family responsibilities as well as nursing support in the workplace. Canada’s overall GCPI score is 6.47, placing it in the middle of the “Maturing” Protections band.
Note: As of December 2021, Category A6 on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies has been retitled as “Mother-Friendly Workplace Policies”.
|GDP (USD, billion)||46,195|
|Human Development Index||0.922|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||61%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||2.5%|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||27%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||99%|
|Access to Electricity*||99%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||100%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||88.7%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 16 May 2021.