Slow gains in employment equity: Report

Women least represented among designated groups
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/31/2010

In taking a look at the impact of the Employment Equity Act and the audit program between 1992 and 2008, employment equity improved in the public sector and federally regulated private sector, according to the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC).

The gap between representation and availability among the designated group members — women, Aboriginal Peoples, people with disabilities and members of a visible minority — was reduced from 8.6 percentage points to 4.2 points.

“Except for the women’s group, all the designated groups are now better represented in the labour market than they were in 1992,” said the report.