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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201813618145
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114785
    Description:

    This chapter of Women in Canada explores the criminal victimization of women and girls as well as their involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders. It covers the types of criminal victimization experienced by females over time; where possible, highlighting important differences in violent crime by Aboriginal identity, immigrant status, visible minority status and age. The use of formal and informal support services is explored, including changes over time in the use of police services. This chapter also reports trends in the number and types of crimes committed by females, along with their involvement in the criminal courts and correctional systems.

    Release date: 2017-06-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201714915801
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114695
    Description:

    The chapter entitled "Women with Disabilities" provides a socioeconomic profile of people with disabilities from a gender-based perspective. The prevalence of disability among women, compared with men, is examined across age groups, regions, disability types, and living arrangements. Other areas examined include the use of aids, assistive devices, and medications; help needed; and use of public and specialized transit. Lastly, the education, employment, and income characteristics of persons with disabilities are compared with persons without disabilities.

    Release date: 2017-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114694
    Description:

    This chapter of Women in Canada examines women's labour market experiences in comparison to those of men and, where relevant, explores how they have evolved over time. Specifically, historical trends in participation, employment, and unemployment rates are documented. Then, using the most recent data available, employment patterns across a variety of personal and work characteristics are considered: province; educational attainment; marital status; parental status and age of youngest child/ren in the household; lone parenthood; work hours; self-employment; sector of employment (i.e., public or private); "precarious" (i.e., part-time and/or temporary) employment; industry; and occupation. Gender wage differentials are also explored within and between educational and occupational groups. Turning to unemployment, patterns by age, province, and reasons for job leaving/losing are considered, along with Employment Insurance claims and beneficiaries.

    Most analyses in this chapter focus on women (and men) in the core working ages of 25 to 54 years, as younger people's (15-24 years) labour market experiences are shaped by school attendance, and older people's (55 years and older) are shaped by retirement. However, gender differences in labour market indicators among youth and mature adults are considered separately at the end.

    Release date: 2017-03-08

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2017390
    Description:

    Programs in the economic stream of immigration select immigrants for their perceived ability to integrate into the Canadian labour market. However, it is mainly the principal applicants, mostly men, who are assessed. They in turn bring with them spouses and dependent children. This study examines the characteristics and labour market outcomes of women who arrived as spouses of economic immigrant principal applicants. Their characteristics and outcomes are compared with those of other economic immigrants (male and female principal applicants and male spouses) and with married women who arrived in the family class.

    This study is based on data from the linked 2011 National Household Survey and the Immigrant Landing File database. The focus is on economic immigrants who arrived as skilled workers, provincial nominees, or in the Canadian experience class.

    Release date: 2017-02-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201705315428
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-02-22

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114680
    Description:

    The chapter entitled "Women in Canada: The Girl Child" explores the diverse circumstances and experiences of girls aged 17 and under. The chapter describes the demographic characteristics of girls in Canada and presents several topics related to their well-being including: living arrangements, socioeconomic conditions, physical health and development, mortality, emotional and social health and development, child care, school readiness, education, and personal security. Where possible, comparisons are made between girls in different age groups, between girls and boys, and within several subpopulations.

    Release date: 2017-02-22

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2016385
    Description:

    This study contributes to the debate about the role of self-employment in helping women improve family–work balance by offering Canadian evidence from a uniquely rich dataset that links individual records from the 2006 Census of Population to records from the 2011 National Household Survey. Unlike most previous studies estimating the determinants of women’s self-employment, the analysis focuses directly on transitions from wage employment to self-employment among new mothers.

    Release date: 2016-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114651
    Description:

    This study reports on the trends in the labour force participation rate (LFPR) of prime-aged women (25 to 54) in both Canada and the United States. The paper examines the population groups that have been behind the rising divergence in the LFPR between the two countries over the past two decades.

    Release date: 2016-08-17
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  • 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

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020010
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    This infographic examines the participation of Canadian women and women-owned businesses in the free trade between Canada and Chile.

    Release date: 2020-02-05

  • Stats in brief: 85-005-X201900100001
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    This Juristat Bulletin-Quick Fact examines Canadian's perceptions of and attitudes towards gender-based violence, gender equality, and gender expression.

    Release date: 2019-12-09
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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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