Fast Facts on Women

More Canadian women than ever before are graduating from university, entering new professions and running for public office. They have among the highest life expectancies in the world. Those who work are slightly more likely to have a university degree than male counterparts. However, despite progress achieved, women in Canada still experience significant barriers in fully accessing the economic, social and political resources, and as a result, they are more likely to live in poverty than men. Also, progress is not shared equally between different groups of women – barriers are even greater for women who are Aboriginal, racialized, women with disabilities, transgender people and women living in remote and Northern communities.

Below is a collection of key statistics about the status of women in Alberta and across the country.

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Last updated March 2018.