Executives with disabilities in Canada, 2019

Release date: April 4, 2023
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Description: Executives with disabilities in Canada, 2019

About 3 in 500 women executivesNote 1 had some type of disability.Note 2

About 4 in 500 men executives had some type of disability.

Women executives with disabilities tended, on average, to be younger than men executives with disabilities.

  • Women: 58 years old
  • Men: 71 years old

The majority of executives with disabilities had one type of disability.

  • One type of disability: 51.3%
  • Two or more types of disabilities: 48.7%

The proportion of executives with disabilities was higher in the manufacturing industry than in the finance industry.

Table 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 1 Finance, Manufacturing, Management of companies and enterprises and Other industries (appearing as column headers).
Finance Manufacturing Management of companies and enterprises Other industries
Disabilities 0.4% 1.2% 1.0% 0.8%
No disabilities 99.6% 98.8% 99.0% 99.2%

The most common disabilities were related to mobility affecting more than a third of executives with disabilities.

  • Mobility: 35.6%
  • Mental health-related: 17.8%
  • Dressing: 15.1%
  • Speaking: 10.5%
  • Hearing: 7.8%
  • Other disabilities:Note 3 13.2%

Sources: Statistics Canada, T1 Family File, 2019, and Corporations Returns Act, 2019.

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