Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Getting Left Behind: Who Gained and Who Didn't in an Improving Labour Market

Document type Report
Author Shields, John
Author Goldring, Luin
Author Procyk, Stephanie
Author Lewchuk, Wayne
Author Dyson, Diane
Author Viducis, Peter
Author Lafleche, Michelynn
Date 2018 June
Pages 86 pages


In times of economic growth, it is fair to expect that wages and job quality will improve with positive benefits being experienced throughout society. But between 2011 and 2017—a period when Ontario’s economy experienced significant gains—our research found that these expectations did not come true: the adage that a rising tide will lift all boats proved to be false in Ontario.