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Population

  • In 2013, there were 17,726,100 women, representing 50.4% of the 35,158,300 people in Canada.1
  • In 2011, there were 3,221,745 visible minority women, representing 51.4% of the 6,264,750 visible minorities in Canada.2
  • In 2011, there were 718,495 women with Aboriginal identity, representing 51.3% of the 1,400,685 Aboriginals in Canada.3
  • In 2013, the median age for women was 41.1 years, compared to 39.4 years for men and 40.2 years for all Canada.4
  • The total fertility rate is 1.6 births per women.5
 

Education 

  • Women earned 52.7% of university degrees (including bachelors and higher) in 2011.6
  • Young women aged 25 to 34 held 59.1% of university degrees, compared with 47.3% women among the older age group of 55 to 64.7

Labour Force

Management

 

Women on Boards

 

How to cite this product: Catalyst. Quick Take: Women in Canada. New York: Catalyst, April 22, 2014.