How are Canadians coping with COVID-19?

Without current and reliable information, no levels of government will be able to effectively assess what our communities need. This is especially true in these unprecedented times.

Getting a sense of how people across the country are coping with COVID-19 is crucial for identifying and implementing suitable support measures during and after the pandemic.

So these strange times, you can do something important for your family, friends, neighbours and community. Take five minutes to participate in Statistic Canada’s data collection on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians.

Here is some of the data this survey has revealed so far:

  • Unemployment increased by 413,000 (36.4%) largely due to temporary layoffs
  • This is the largest increase since comparable data became available in 1976
  • 35% of Canadian workers worry that they might lose their job or self-employment income in the next month
  • 41% of youth aged 15 to 24 feel insecure about their continued employment
  • 29% of Canadians say COVID-19 is having an impact on their ability to meet essential expenses
  • 47% of Canadians reported that COVID-19 is having little to no impact on their finances
  • 24% of Canadians report that it is too soon to tell how it will go for them
  • Canadians feeling financial impacts of COVID-19 are twice as likely to also report poor mental health

Further data has been collected into this infographic:


 

CSI knows physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social distancing, so we are here for you – now more than ever – with the support you need.

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