Labour Force Survey, February 2024

“In February, women accounted for 47.3% of the Canadian labour force, with 9.7 million women employed. The employment rate of women aged 25 to 54 was 81.4% in February, below the record high of 82.0% reached in January 2023 and March 2023, but above the pre-pandemic average of 79.3% recorded from 2017 to 2019. The experiences of women in the labour market can vary based on demographic characteristics. For instance, among core-aged women in 2023, the employment rate of Filipino women (87.1%) was notably higher than the national average (81.6%). Meanwhile, employment rates were lower for Arab women (60.8%) and West Asian women (66.3%).

The gender wage gap in Canada has declined over time but remains persistent. In February 2024, women aged 25 to 54 earned $0.87 for every dollar earned by men of the same age group, little changed from 12 months earlier ($0.86), and on par with the pre-pandemic average from 2017 to 2019 ($0.87) (not seasonally adjusted). …

Women accounted for 35.3% of all those employed in management occupations in 2023, the same share as in 2022, and little changed from the average from 2017 to 2019 (34.9%). Under one in three (30.1%) of those employed in legislative and senior management occupations were women in 2023.”

Read the full Statistics Canada article here.

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