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Aboriginal Women Outperforming in the Labour Market

A new report suggests that Aboriginal women are outperforming other groups in labour market growth and have shown the greatest employment recovery since the recession when compared to Aboriginal men and non-Aboriginal people. The report, by TD Bank economist Brian DePratto, uses de-aggregated data from the 2011 National Household Survey and other sources, discovering that although there are persistent gaps remaining, overall the gaps are narrowing between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women when it comes to employment rates and wage growth.

An overview of Canada’s labour market from the National Household Survey

The second release from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) provided an update on the labour market outcomes of the Canadian population. Most of the information related to broad trends in the labour market can already be gleaned from the traditional sources of labour market information – Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the survey of employment, payrolls, and hours. As such, this note will focus more on information unique to the NHS, including the labour market outcomes of women, Aboriginals and immigrants.

Centre des femmes de Montréal – Women’s Centre of Montreal

Geographical Region: Montréal and surrounding area Services Offered: Job search training skills, Career counselling

Community MicroSkills Development Centre

Train The Trainer The Train the Trainer program is designed for women to become effective self-employment trainers and facilitators. The program goal is to broaden the representation of immigrant and minority women in the self-employment sector as trainers, facilitators, guest speakers and mentors.

Cultural Influences Across Time and Space: Do Source-country Gender Roles Affect Immigrant Women’s Paid and Unpaid Labour Activity?

Canadian immigrants come from a range of source countries which vary considerably in gender roles. Examining gender roles is therefore valuable in determining whether cultural norms continue to influence labour activities after immigrants have been exposed to the new environment of their host country. This study focuses on the  “portability”” of gender roles for immigrant women; that is, it examines whether source-country gender roles continue to influence immigrant families’ labour and housework activities after arrival in Canada.

Gender differences in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) programs at university

Women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences (STEM) fields. This article provides more information on women with STEM university degrees, and examines whether mathematical abilities in high school are related to gender differences in STEM university programs.

JourneyWomen Ventures

Education and Advocacy Organization with resource materials on GETT Camps – Girls Exploring Trades and Technology, exploratory courses in trades and technolgy for women and integration assistance seminars for a primarily male audience. Includes A/V materials and print resources.

Lovesick Lake Native Women’s Association

Lovesick Lake Native Women’s Association “Helping People Help Themselves” The Organization LLNWA was founded in 1982 by a group of local women inspired by the overwhelming needs for services in their community.

Podcast: Young Women in the Trades

British Columbia is trying to entice more women to work in the trades. Karin Wells visited Kamloops to meet some young women who are training as electricians and welders. Her documentary is called “More Equal Than a Girl.”

Report on Equality Rights of Women

The Report on Equality Rights of Women provides a national portrait of how adult women are faring in Canadian society compared to adult men. Based on data collected by Statistics Canada in a number of surveys conducted between 2005 and 2011, the report charts well-being across seven dimensions: economic well being; education; employment; health; housing; justice and safety; and political and social inclusion.

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