Look how much smaller Canada’s economy would be without women
It's International Women's Day, 2018. Do you know how much women have contributed to your economy?
A recent study by the Bank of Montreal has found that our economy would be a quarter trillion dollars smaller without women.
When it comes to women's participation in the workforce, Canada is a world leader. Canada ranks eighth among 40 countries surveyed by the
OECD on female participation.
Quebec's participation rate for "prime working age" women (25 to 54) is about four percentage points higher than the national average.
The key to Quebec's success is the province's $7-a-day subsidized day care program.