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Old 10-14-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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When it comes to pay, jobs, and safety, men and women still don't get equal treatment in this country.

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The best and worst places to be a woman in Canada 2016

Montreal - No. 6
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I'd say their methodology is flawed, but hey, what do I know. They're certainly less than transparent on how they achieve their rankings.


I'd fully expect Calgary to be at the bottom and it is, but it's because of the industry in the city. Women haven't been working in oil and gas as a leadership career or in the careers/trades related to it in anywhere near the same numbers as men. It's changing slowly, but a female Geologist or Formation Engineer is still a rare occurrence. You can't force people at the barrel of a gun to pursue a career.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I know nothing about the methodology but it's notable that all of the Prairie cities are in the bottom half of the ranking.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Add it to the list of things to lord over the Prairies, since everyone there is so backwater...


(not you Acajack)
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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When I think of the Prairie cities, I was wondering if the difficult socio-economic conditions and low opportunity for women in the largish aboriginal populations might not play a role in the low rankings.


But then, this would not explain Calgary's ranking near the bottom and it's the least aboriginal of all of the large Prairie cities.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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When I think of the Prairie cities, I was wondering if the difficult socio-economic conditions and low opportunity for women in the largish aboriginal populations might not play a role in the low rankings.


But then, this would not explain Calgary's ranking near the bottom and it's the least aboriginal of all of the large Prairie cities.
It's not industry agnostic. Calgary has a large population of HIGHLY paid engineers and professionals in oil and gas (along with nearly every population centre across Alberta and Saskatchewan) that will skew everyone else downward who's not directly participating in that.


It's tough to get a clear picture when you would go to somewhere like a Drumheller, which everyone would be close economically, except for the few dozen guys that are working the rigs who are making $100K plus in a town where the average salary would be $35K. Then you compare female participation in that, and boom, they're "left out".
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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I'm really surprised that Ottawa falls into the bottom half (or even just in the middle of the pack, looking at the big picture)... but I suppose there are still a lot of women here who have the less lucrative gov't jobs, such as admin assistants and data entry and whatnot, whereas more men would still likely have the high paying technical jobs.

Still quite surprised... even if you're an admin assistant here, you'd get awesome benefits, including leave and medical, etc.... really not a bad place to work if you're a woman...

Kitchener-Waterloo is ranked highly, and that surprises me too... I'd have thought there'd be way more men there with high-paying IT careers who would've skewed it, but apparently not.

Interesting methodology... food for thought anyway.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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There is absolutely no place in Canada that is bad for a woman, especially when the prime minister himself is a feminist.
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