Gender-based pay discrimination: a persistent problem

September 18 is International Equal Pay Day. Every year, it’s a day to highlight the fight for pay equity and to recognize the persistent problem of gender-based discrimination in pay that continues to disadvantage women and girls the world over. 

While some progress has been made toward narrowing the gender pay gap in Canada, there is more work to be done. According to recent studies, as of 2022, women in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe are earning an average of $0.87 for every dollar earned by men. Worldwide, the gender pay gap is estimated to be far greater: women earn $0.77 for every dollar earned by men. 

Learning about the gender pay gap is one step toward closing it! 

The following links provide plenty of helpful information about pay equity in Canada and abroad. Please feel free to share them.