Workplace depression in Canada

  • 4 per cent of workers aged 25 to 64 experience depression
  • 8 out of 10 workers with depression said it interfered with their ability to work
  • People who worked evening or night shifts were more likely to be depressed than those with a regular schedule
  • A number of job-related factors, such as shift work, hours of work, work stress and occupation, were associated with depression

  • The prevalence of depression was relatively high among workers who spent fewer than 30 hours a week on the job, and lower among those who worked more than 40 hours
  • Workers in sales or service and those in white-collar jobs were more likely than blue-collar workers to have experienced depression