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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/17/2006

More moms at work in Quebec

Ottawa — Women with children under six are dropping out of the workforce in the Prairies, bringing their participation rate to 64.9 per cent in 2005, 10 percentage points below participation rates in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. According to Statistics Canada, the slowdown in workforce participation in the West accompanied the highest birth rates in the country, as well as the lowest share of children in daycare. In contrast, Quebec moved up from last place in 1992 to first in 2005, with participation rates climbing notably after the introduction of daycare at $5 per day in 1997.

Shutting the door on Sunday shopping