Canada - average weekly hours worked at the main job, by industry 2018

This statistic shows the average usual weekly hours worked in Canada in 2018, distinguished by industry. In 2018, Canadian employees in agriculture were working about 43.5 hours a week, which is above the national average of 35.8 hours.

Average usual weekly hours worked at the main job in Canada in 2018, by industry

IndustryAverage usual weekly hours
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas 44.8
Agriculture 43.5
Goods-producing sector 40.5
Construction 40.3
Transportation and warehousing 40.2
Manufacturing 39.5
Utilities 38.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 37.1
Public administration 36.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 36.6
Total employed, all industries35.8
Other services (except public administration) 35.2
Services-producing sector 34.6
Business, building and other support services 34.5
Health care and social assistance 34.3
Wholesale and retail trade 33.7
Information, culture and recreation 32.4
Educational services 31.8
Accommodation and food services 30.3
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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period


Age group

15 years and older

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