Newfoundland and Quebec saw fastest participation rate growth between 2008 and 2018, Statistics Canada says
Just over 83 per cent of women in Canada between the ages of 25 to 54 were working or looking for work in 2018.
According to Statistic Canada: The increase in women’s participation coincided with increased participation in higher levels of education, delayed marriage and childbearing, and increased separation and divorce, Statistics Canada notes
At the provincial level, the fastest rate of growth in women’s labour market participation between 2008 and 2018 was recorded in Newfoundland and Labrador, where the rate rose five percentage points to 81.6 per cent in 2018.
The rate of labour market participation during this 10-year period was second highest in Quebec, where it rose by 3.9 percentage points to 86.7 percent.
The participation rate for immigrant women aged 25 to 54 rose 2.3 percentage points .