March 4th, 2024

Federal government launches new pay transparency website for four key groups

By The Canadian Press on February 2, 2024.

The federal government is launching a new pay transparency website that will offer easily comparable data on workforce representation rates and the pay gaps experienced by four key groups. Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

GATINEAU, Que. – Ottawa is launching a new pay transparency website that will offer comparable data on workforce representation rates and pay gaps experienced by four key groups at federally regulated private sector employers.

The new site includes data on four designated groups under the Employment Equity Act: women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Using a visualization tool, users can compare data on workforce representation rates and the pay gaps experienced by members of the four groups. The data can be searched based on employers, sectors or locations.

Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan says if we’re going to close pay gaps and representation gaps, we have to know where those gaps are.

The data comes from figures submitted by federally regulated private sector employers with 100 or more employees as part of their annual reporting under the Employment Equity Act.

Individual employee information, including data related to individual salaries, is not included.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2024.

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