Caregivers in the Workplace

More than 3.5 million workers in Canada are also caregivers

(Source: Canadian Social Survey, Statistics Canada, 2022)

Workers provide care for people in their lives for many reasons: injuries, disabilities, aging parents, chronic illnesses.

How employers can help

Benefits of supporting caregivers

45% caregivers find balancing work and care challenging

40% caregivers take unplanned time off

Over 50% working caregivers are women providing more than 20 hours of care per week

(Source: Carers Canada, 2022)