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Pay Gap Between Women, Men in Canadian Tech Jobs is Nearly $20K Per Year: Study

By: Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press - January 23, 2019

Women in Canadian tech jobs, with a bachelor's degree or higher, earn nearly $20,000 less a year than their male counterparts — and that pay gap can be just as stark for visible minority and Indigenous tech workers, a new study says.  

The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, housed within Ryerson University in Toronto, crunched 2016 Statistics Canada census data with methodology based on the U.S. O*Net system for skills breakdowns.  

It found a $19,750 pay gap between female and male workers with a Bachelor's degree or higher, with women averaging $75,500 a year, compared with $95,100 for men.

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The original report is Who Are Canada’s Tech Workers? by Vu, Lamb and Zafar. January 2019 56 pp.