Number of women with young children who have joined the labour force since the onset of the pandemic and the rise of remote work.
The two major factors contributing to the rising participation of women in the workforce in Canada are:
Percentage of women with children under the age of six who are currently participating in the labour force in April of 2023, up roughly four percentage points from July 2020.
Percentage of Canadian women surveyed between the ages
25-44 currently participating in the workforce, but who have either no children, or adult children.
The impact of provincial policies aimed at lowering childcare costs
The rise of remote work in the post-pandemic economy