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  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-00022020002
    Description:

    This document reports the work performed by Statistics Canada in order to propose the inclusion of a question on gender to the 2021 Census, while keeping a question on sex at birth. The context in which this work was performed is presented, as well as the data needs, and results from the 2019 National Census Test.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100056
    Description:

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Canadian economy and the ability of businesses to operate. Using data from the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, a comparison was made to assess the impact of COVID-19 on businesses majority-owned by women.

    Release date: 2020-07-17

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100047
    Description:

    This article compares the mental health outcomes (i.e., self-rated mental health, change in mental health since physical distancing began, severity of symptoms consistent with generalized anxiety disorder in the two weeks prior to completing the survey, and life stress) of male, female, and gender-diverse participants in a recent crowdsource questionnaire, "Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians -- Your Mental Health" (April 24 to May 11, 2020).

    Release date: 2020-07-09

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202019124923
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-07-09

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202016824263
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-06-16

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2020010
    Description:

    Studies have found that women-owned enterprises lag men-owned enterprises in business performance such as sales, profits and employment. This lower performance has been attributed to several factors like financial constraints, industrial sector or lack of prior relevant experience. However, the studies that investigated the role of prior experience often lacked detailed quantitative evidence. This paper fills this gap by taking advantage of the Canadian Employer–Employee Dynamics Database (CEEDD) over the 2001 to 2015 period.

    Release date: 2020-06-16

  • Articles and reports: 89-28-0001201800100017
    Description:

    International Women's Day is Sunday, March 8, 2020. This day presents an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards achieving gender equality and to raise awareness of the work left to be done. A number of recent Statistics Canada publications have highlighted the contribution of women to the Canadian economy and Canadian society more broadly.

    Release date: 2020-03-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020022
    Description:

    This infographic examines the impact of public sector salary disclosure laws on university faculty salaries in Canada.

    Release date: 2020-03-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020021
    Description:

    This infographic reviews the progress of women among faculty in Canadian universities. It looks at trends over the last 50 years (since 1970) including the growth of women faculty overall, by rank and by subject area and also in terms of the wage gap.

    Release date: 2020-03-05

  • Table: 37-10-0018-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    The proportion of male and female postsecondary enrolments, by registration status, institution type, International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), Classification of Instructional Programs, Primary groupings (CIP_PG) and status of student in Canada.

    Release date: 2020-02-19
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  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019084
    Description:

    This infographic examines Canadians' perceptions related to gender-based violence and gender equality, using data from the Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces.

    Release date: 2019-12-09

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100017
    Description:

    This Juristat article provides an in-depth analysis on the experiences of inappropriate behaviours in public, online and at work, as well as information on experiences and characteristics of violent victimization. Using data from the 2018 Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces, this gender-based analysis fills a critical gap by measuring behaviours that have not previously been a focus of other surveys.

    Release date: 2019-12-05

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201933920307
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-12-05

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019065
    Description:

    Based on data from the Labour Force Survey, this infographic highlights the gender wage gap and its sources in 2018.

    Release date: 2019-10-07

  • Articles and reports: 75-004-M2019004
    Description:

    This study examines the evolution of the gender wage gap in Canada from 1998 to 2018 among employees aged 25 to 54. The contributions of various characteristics to the gap, and to the changes in the gap, are examined using Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition on hourly wage data from the Labour Force Survey.

    Release date: 2019-10-07

  • Articles and reports: 45-20-00022019001
    Description:

    Reducing pay inequality between women and men is a key priority, both nationally and internationally, for achieving gender equality. Documenting gender inequality in pay and tracking progress in this regard for policy purposes requires at least one indicator. The adjusted gender pay gap-the raw difference between the employment earnings of women and men, expressed either as a proportion of men's earnings (i.e., the "gender pay ratio") or one minus the gender pay ratio-typically serves this purpose. At present, there are no internationally-recognized standards for measuring the adjusted gender pay gap, leaving considerable scope for political choice.

    The purpose of this paper is to inform the development of international standards for measuring the adjusted gender pay gap by explaining the assumptions underlying, and the implications following from, various methods. Additionally, the paper strives to increase literacy about the meaning and interpretation of different estimates of the gender pay gap, and to bring together various explanations for the gender pay gap.

    Release date: 2019-08-30

  • Journals and periodicals: 45-20-0002
    Description:

    Studies on Gender and Intersecting Identities brings together and analyzes a wide range of important issues related to gender, age, sexuality, disability, ethnocultural characteristics and other intersecting identities. Through a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) lens, these studies will enrich Canadians' understanding of how gender and other identity factors affect the social, economic and financial participation and status of diverse groups of Canadians.

    Release date: 2019-08-30

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201900100012
    Description:

    This Juristat article examines police-reported violent crimes against young women and girls in Northern Canada. Rates are provided at the national and provincial levels, as well as for urban, rural and census metropolitan areas. The nature and extent of violence against young women and girls in the North is compared with the South throughout.

    Release date: 2019-07-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019028
    Description:

    The infographic sheds light on the representation of women in leadership positions within corporations conducting business in Canada for the year 2016.

    Release date: 2019-05-07

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201900100006
    Description:

    The underrepresentation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and computer science) has attracted considerable attention, and many have wondered whether women are more likely than men to quit STEM programs at university. Using data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP), this study follows a cohort of students who enrolled in a STEM program in 2010 over a number of years, in order to see the extent to which women and men persist in and eventually graduate from STEM programs.

    Release date: 2019-05-02
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  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-00022020002
    Description:

    This document reports the work performed by Statistics Canada in order to propose the inclusion of a question on gender to the 2021 Census, while keeping a question on sex at birth. The context in which this work was performed is presented, as well as the data needs, and results from the 2019 National Census Test.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3896
    Description: This one-time-only survey examines the safety of women both inside and outside the home - perceptions of fear, sexual harassment, sexual violence, physical violence and threats by strangers, dates/boyfriends, other known men, husbands and common-law partners.
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