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  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016055

    This Economic Insights article documents differences in labour market participation observed between immigrant wives and Canadian-born wives over the 2006-to-2014 period. It also assesses the degree to which the lower participation of immigrant wives, as compared with their Canadian-born counterparts, can be accounted for by differences in socioeconomic characteristics, such as family size, weekly wages of husbands, and labour force participation in the source country. The study uses the Labour Force Survey and World Bank indicators on source-country characteristics to examine these issues. Attention is restricted to Canadian-born women and landed immigrant women aged 25 to 54 who are married (or living in common-law relationships) with husbands aged 25 to 54 who are employed as paid workers. For simplicity, the terms ‘husbands’ and ‘wives’ are used to refer to men and women who are married or in common-law relationships.

    Release date: 2016-01-07

  • Stats in brief: 11-630-X2015009

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at increased participation of women in the paid workforce since the 1950s.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114235

    The majority of women and girls in Canada live in families although there is much diversity in their particular living arrangements. This chapter of Women in Canada begins with a brief overview of the family context and living arrangements of girls aged 14 and under but focuses primarily on those of women aged 15 and over. Topics to be examined include the conjugal status of women, that is, the extent to which women are in legal marriages or common-law unions, and whether these women in couples are opposite-sex or same-sex or include children in the home. In addition, trends related to women in stepfamilies, divorced or separated women and lone-mother families will be analysed. Other living arrangements of women, such as living alone, with relatives, or only with non-relatives, as well as fertility patterns, will also be explored.

    Release date: 2015-11-10

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114217

    Over the last century, millions of women, either alone or with their families, have travelled from abroad to make Canada their home. These newcomers form a diverse group, arriving from regions spanning the globe and speaking close to 200 languages between them. As newcomers to Canada, the socio-demographic profile of immigrant women in Canada differs from that of the Canadian-born population in some ways, while it is relatively similar in others. This chapter compares these two socio-demographic profiles from a gender-based perspective. It also discusses changing trends in immigration, and the influence of these trends on the demographic characteristics of the immigrant population in Canada.

    Release date: 2015-10-21

  • Table: 35-10-0080-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 256-0013)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description: Admissions of women and children to shelters, by type of shelter, five years of data.
    Release date: 2015-07-06

  • Table: 35-10-0082-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 256-0015)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Every 2 years
    Description: Abused women residing in shelters with or without their children, by type of shelter, five years of data.
    Release date: 2015-07-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201517512525
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-06-24

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114152

    This chapter of Women in Canada introduces selected socio-demographic and ethnocultural characteristics of the female population in Canada. Accounting for approximately half of the population, women and girls are characterized by different historical social and demographic trajectories that distinguish them from men and boys in this country. In order to effectively plan and develop programs and policy directed toward women and girls, it is necessary to understand trends pertaining to population growth and age structure, as well as the consequences of these patterns on population aging and the composition of the population, and how these might vary by sex. Among the topics to be examined in this chapter are the shares of women and girls in the total population, trends by age, including historical comparisons and some regional differences across the provinces and territories. Selected aspects of diversity within the female population will also be presented, including Aboriginal identity, immigrant status and visible minority status, as well as trends related to residential mobility, marital status, language and religion.

    Release date: 2015-03-30

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2015365

    Previous studies have found a strong association between source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women’s labour force participation in the host country. This relationship is interpreted as the enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes on immigrant women’s labour market activity. However, the assumption that source-country female labour force participation levels closely capture cultural gender-role attitudes has not been carefully examined. Furthermore, little is known about how source-country characteristics might be correlated with immigrant women’s labour market outcomes after entering the host country’s labour market.

    This paper extends the current literature by addressing three questions: What is the relationship between source-country gender-role attitudes and source-country female labour force participation? Does the relationship between the source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women’s labour force participation in the host country persist when source-country gender-role attitudes are taken into account? Are source-country female labour force participation rates and source-country gender-role attitudes associated with immigrant women’s wages in Canada?

    Release date: 2015-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201401214127

    With data on healthy life expectancy form the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2010, this article analyses the relationship between length of life and health among men and women in 45 more-developed countries.

    Release date: 2014-12-17
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  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100056

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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