Canadian Human Rights Commission: Pay Equity

Commissioner’s Message

As Canada’s Federal Pay Equity Commissioner, I recognize that these extraordinary times require extraordinary efforts. Many Canadian businesses, especially small and medium size companies, are struggling to survive. Unemployment is at a record high and lots of people are having a hard time making ends meet.

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Pay Equity in Canada

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Women's leadership essential to building back better

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The Pay Equity Act requires federally-regulated employers to take a proactive approach to correct gender wage gaps within their organization.

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Key Dates

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Pay Equity Act will come into force

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Pay Equity Commissioner joins Canadian Human Rights Commission

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Government of Canada appoints Canada’s first federal pay equity Commissioner

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Pay Equity Act receives Royal Assent

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Government of Canada introduces proactive pay equity legislation

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