Moms Against Racism shares just how poorly Canadian women are paid and how it's even worse when you're not white.
April 12, 2022 - Equal Pay Day
April 12th marks Equal Pay Day in Canada. The day symbolizes how far into the calendar year the average woman needs to work to earn what men, on average, earned in the previous calendar year.
15.5 Months: Women, on average, need to work 15.5 months to earn what men, on average, make in just 12 months.
Gender Pay Gap in Canada:
On average, women earn 89 cents for every dollar men make
Indigenous women earn 35% less than non-Indigenous men, or 65 cents on the dollar
Racialized women earn 33% less than non-racialized men, or 67 cents on the dollar
Newcomer women earn 29% less than non-newcomer men, or 71 cents on the dollar
How can we end the Gender Pay Gap?
Ongoing audits of compensation and gendered advancement opportunities
Prioritization of workplace flexibility, especially for mothers and caregivers
Implementation of pay transparency policies
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