Challenging the Wage Gap: Canadian women still earn less than men

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If someone said to the person next to you, “I’ll give you $1” if you make me an ice cream cone, but then turned to you and said, “I’ll give you $0.87 if you make me an ice cream cone, too”—how would you feel? Cheated?That’s the reality women all over Canada face every day in the workforce.According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, Canadian women earn an average of $0.87 for every $1 a man earns.The wage gap has always existed in Canada, but it has gotten smaller over the decades.In 1981, women earned only $0.77 for every dollar a man earned. So it has inched 10 cents closer to parity since then.Women have always worked, but the number of women shot up after the Second World War. Between 1950 and 2015, the number of women in the workforce went up 60 per cent.In the early days, corporate culture was very different.Wage Gap in CanadaStory continues belowRelated

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