This Labour Market Update looks at the experiences of female workers over the last two years, from 2019 to 2021. The analysis reveals that Canada’s economic recovery has proven to be as unequal as the initial downturn. It draws on the annual and monthly Labour Force Survey and other related sources of information, highlighting differences between women and men as well as between different groups of women.
The Labour Market Update series is part of a larger project, Beyond Recovery, which is working to support and advance a gender-just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The project’s goals are to document and analyze women’s experiences, with a particular focus on those of marginalized women in hard-hit sectors, and to provide evidence-based policy proposals to ensure those who are most impacted in this pandemic are front and centre in Canada’s post-pandemic future.
This project has been funded in part by Women and Gender Equality Canada.