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Decent Work

DECENT WORK sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities to work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all.


  • 5% of the working-age population are working poor in Guelph-Wellington
  • Unemployment rate in Guelph-Wellington is 6.1%
  • The number of vulnerable workers in precarious work in Ontario in 2014 was between 30-32%