In March 2011, the LCO issued a Call for Research Papers related to its project on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work. The Call closed on April 1, 2011.

The following papers were commissioned by the LCO in order to provide background research for its Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work project. This research is taken into account in the LCO’s analysis and recommendations, along with other research, consultations and feedback to other published documents. The views expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of the LCO, nor does the LCO take responsibility for their content.


1. Precarious Jobs in Ontario: Mapping Dimensions of Labour Market Insecurity by Workers’ Social Location and Context
Andrea M. Noack and Leah F. Vosko


2. New Approaches to Enforcement and Compliance with Labour Regulatory Standards: The Case of Ontario, Canada
Leah F. Vosko, Eric Tucker, Mark P. Thomas, Mary Gellatly