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Two million Canadians could soon be out of work — and women and low-wage workers will be hit the hardest

March 26, 2020 - News

A worker in Halifax wipes down door handles with disinfectant in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak. Analysis of employment data by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that two million Canadian workers have been laid off or are at “immediate risk” of layoff, with women and low-wage workers to be most affected.

Two million Canadian workers have been laid off or are at “immediate risk” of layoff as a result of the public health measures to combat COVID-19, according to an analysis of employment data by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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