Canada: Self-employment

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 Canada

Self-employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 13.57
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 15.53
 Min - Max 13.57 - 17.18
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 15.53 percent with a minimum of 13.57 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 17.18 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2022 is 13.57 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 179 countries is 40.56 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Canada - Self-employment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Canada - Self-employment - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Self-employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs." i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced. Self-employed workers include four sub-categories of employers, own-account workers, members of producers' cooperatives, and contributing family workers.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 21.64 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.28 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.26 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 5.56 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.56 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.18 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.43 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 61.14 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 13.57 2022 percent
 Employment 20.28 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.20 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 141.73 Q3/2023 index points
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