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Gender Wage Gap

​​​​What is the Gender Wage Gap?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The gender wage gap is the difference between wages earned by men and wages earned by women. The most recent Statistics Canada data (2011) shows that the gender wage gap in Ontario is 26% for full–time, full–year workers. This means that for every $1.00 earned by a male worker, a female worker earns 74 cents.

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Equal Pay Day in Ontario

The Pay Equity Commission and the Ontario Human Rights Commission will mark the day with a dialogue on intersectionality, data and the gender wage gap in Ontario. Equal Pay Day is often set in relation to the gender wage gap.​


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Young Learner Educational Materials

The P​ay Equity Office​ has developed educational materials available for teachers, librarians, camp counsellors, and to other leaders of children and youth groups. These educational materials help frame discussions with children and youth on gender, equal pay, pay equity, and related concepts and ideas.


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Publications and Resources

  • Ursula Franklin Pay Equity Reading Room
  • ​​​Research Materials
  • Resources

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