Do you hold more than one job? You are not alone!
A recent study by Statistics Canada on multiple job holders finds that over the past 20 years, more women than men have held multiple jobs.
In 2018, 6.8% of employed women held more than one job, up 1.2 percent from 1998. In contrast, the incidence of multiple jobholding among men was almost unchanged over the period, at 4.5% in 1998 compared with 4.7% in 2018.
In addition, in both 1998 and 2018, workers whose main job was in healthcare and social assistance had the highest multiple jobholding rate (8.2% in 1998; 8.7% in 2018).
Another interesting finding of the study: among paid employees, the likelihood of holding multiple jobs declines as the main job earnings increase.