Self-employed, independent entrepreneurs creating own Canadian jobs

This has been revealed by a recent global survey by Kelly Services Inc. in the Kelly Global Workforce Index. The survey involved 134,000 people from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific including more than 15,000 Canadians.

Out of every 5 participants in the survey, nearly one stated himself as ‘self-employed’ while more than 50 percent expressed their desire to work independently in the job market outside the traditional work relationship.

These self-employed Canadian entrepreneurs are, inevitably, the result of severe economic downturn that hit globally nearly two years ago eating away a large chunk of jobs from many workers the world over.

Hence, Canada is finding increasing number of independent freelancers, contractors and consultants who are creating their own jobs in Canada, many of whom were worst hit by global economic slowdown following loss of their jobs in Canada despite being professionals with several years of work experience behind them, stated Managing Director of Canadian Operations and Kelly Services Vice President, Karin French. 

These are the new self-dependent Canadian entrepreneurs who don’t want to take any chances of losing their jobs in the future and are opting to assume total charge of their careers. Moreover, self-employment is the route to personal as well as professional success for this new generation of entrepreneurs in Canada, quipped French.

These self-employed creators of jobs in Canada are also known as self-dependent contractors and majority of them are male. While the Gen X are in the age group between 30 and 47 years, baby boomers are aged between 48 and 65 years, the survey found.

As per the survey, Quebec province of Canada has the largest number of independent workers, being around 24 percent. Percentage of such self-employed workforce in other provinces of Canada is 21 percent in Ontario followed by 20 percent in Alberta, 19 percent in British Columbia, 16 percent each in both Saskatchewan and Brunswick and 13 percent in Nova Scotia respectively.

Despite a few uncertainties, the idea of moving away from the traditional work relationship appears appealing to those who love flexibility of working independently, French asserted.

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