By CIC News |
Statistics Canada has released a new study showing the Gender Wage Gap (GWG) for all women in Canada depending on their citizenship or immigration status.
The GWG is the difference in hourly pay between Canadian-born men and women working in similar positions. The study further incorporated immigrant men and women into this wage comparison. To calculate the GWG, Statistics Canada looked at the differences in full-time and part-time earnings depending on pay distribution (lower income to high income positions) as well as among immigrant women who landed in Canada as an adult vs.as a child.
Overall, immigrant women who landed in Canada as children narrowed their gap with Canadian-born men from 14.7% in 2007 to 10.5% in 2022. Immigrant women landing as adults narrowed their gap with Canadian-born men from 27.4% in 2007 to 20.9% in 2022.