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STATISTICS

The following is a compliled list of vauleable statistics relating to women in the trades and technology industries.

 

WAGE TRENDS

Traditional Occupations

  • Approximately 36% (42,075) of all employed women (115,575) in the province are working in low-paying traditional occupations.
  • Percentage of low-paying traditional occupations held by women in the province:
    • Secretaries  --  99%;
    • Childcare and home support workers  94%;
    • Cashiers  --  89%;
    • Food and beverage service  --  84%;
    • Clerical  --  75%;
    • Retail salespersons and sales clerks  --  65%.
  • Of the Total Provincial Workforce (241,880), approximately 22% of workers (52,335) work in the above identified occupations.  Approximately 80% (42,075), of these workers are women.

Non-Traditional Occupations

  • Approximately 2% (1,850) of all employed women (115,575) in the province are working in high-paying non-traditional occupations.
  • Percentage of high-paying non-traditional occupations held by women in the province;
  • Transportation equipment operators and laborers  --  8%;
  • Contractors and supervisors in trades and transportation  --  6%;
  • Construction trades  --  3%;
  • Stationary engineers, power station operators, electrical trades and telecommunications  --  3%;
  • Mechanics  --  2%;
  • Heavy equipment and crane operators (including drillers)  --  2%;
  • Machinists, metal forming, shaping and erecting  --  1%.
  • Of the Total Provincial Workforce (241,880), approximately 17% of workers (40,715) work in the above identified occupations.  Approximately 5% (1850) of these workers are women.

***All information adapted from Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey.

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