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Work & Pay Equity

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Little Progress

The long-awaited federal Pay Equity Act is ready to come into force but faces delays. Canada must align with global standards on violence and harassment in the workplace, and address labour exploitation in global supply chains.


The gender wage gap in Canada has not decreased in decades. Women earn 31% less than men on average, and as much as 35 to 46% less for Indigenous women, immigrant women and women with disabilities.

— Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, 2019

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