Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Federal Employment Equity Report Card

The government ministry of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada released its annual report under the Employment Equity Act for the period 2003-2004.

It summarizes the status of the four groups designated by the Act - women, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities - as reported by 460 employers in the federally regulated economic sectors of banking, transportation, communication, as well as the federal public service, and Crown Corporations.

Few surprises to announce: the average full-time salary for men in the federally regulated private sector is $62,600, compared to $48,600 for women, with women clustered in clerical and retail positions.

Interestingly, visible minorities have been able to improve their relative situation, with a 12.7% employment share in the federally regulated private sector, which is greater than their availability in the labour market.

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