Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Employment Relationships

High quality jobs are gold – they mean lower turnover and absenteeism and improved productivity. Job quality could also motivate older workers to stay in the labour force or encourage highly skilled and valued workers to remain with an employer. CPRN has undertaken research that provides an integrated approach to better understand what people are looking for in a job and the importance of job quality for individuals, employers and public policy-makers. Some of the key issues explored by CPRN include the ageing workforce, employment relationships, healthy and supportive workplaces, work-life balance, and human resources renewal in government.

CPRN's innovative website is a comprehensive Canadian source for up-to-date information on the quality of employment and why this matters to individuals and employers.


Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Labour Force Trends and Implications for the Voluntary and Non-profit Sector Presentation 27 Nov 2008
21st Century Job Quality: Achieving What Canadians Want Research Report 3 Sep 2007
21st Century Job Quality Trends Presentation 19 Apr 2007
Women's and Men's Quality of Work in the New Canadian Economy Presentation 15 Aug 2003
Men's and Women's Quality of Work in the New Canadian Economy Research Report 21 Feb 2003
What's a Good Job? The Importance of Employment Relationships Research Report 2 May 2001
Women and Corporate Directorships in Canada: Trends and Issues Research Report 4 Oct 2000
Gender and Self-Employment in Canada: Assessing Trends and Policy Implications Research Report 1 Oct 1999
Rethinking Employment Relationships Research Report 1 Oct 1999
Rethinking Employment Relationships Presentation 30 Jun 1999
The Future of Work in Canada - A Synthesis Report Research Report 24 Feb 1997