According to the Ontario’s Equal Pay Coalition, today the average female worker’s earnings since Jan. 1, 2018 match their male co-worker’s earnings for the 2018 calendar year.
The numbers don’t lie, and they are appalling. Today – in 2019 – women overall make 32 percent less than men.
The gender gap is even wider for some. Here’s how, on average, different women fare compared to white men born in Canada:
- Racialized women make 40 percent less.
- Indigenous women make 45 percent less.
- Immigrant women make 55 percent less.
- Women with a disability make 56 percent less.
Wage discrimination is real.
Equal work deserves equal pay. It’s common sense.