Gender Division In Canada

Explores why there exists such a pronounced gender division in Canada’s labour market.

Contemporary feminists in Canada often point to systemic factors that allow gender division to continue in the Canadian labour market. It seems that women are compromised perhaps in their workplace performances by findings that suggest that they do continue to place greater weight on issues related to the family and their children. The culture of the workplace may have changed in women’s favour, generally speaking, but their other roles do obstruct them from being as highly or as well represented in the labour force as they might be. This paper attempts to make the reader understand the causes for the gender division in the Canadian labour market.