Alberta tops list of people doing 'gig work' as main job: StatsCan

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They’re the people who pick you up in an Uber or deliver groceries to your door — and about five per cent of Alberta’s workers do so-called “gig work” in their primary job, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.

Gig work, as defined by the report, refers to employment that is characterized by short-term jobs or tasks, and which doesn’t guarantee steady work and where the worker “must take specific actions to stay employed.”

An estimated 116,700 working Albertans between the ages of 15 and 69 took on jobs that featured those characteristics consistent with the concept of gig work in the final three months

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