Gender Statistics (GS)

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The Gender Statistics program will provide a suite of indicators to monitor and analyse gender equality in Canada. Indicators will present sex disaggregated data on topics such as education, labour, income, health and justice. Whenever possible, indicators will be provided by geography, age groups and other intersecting characteristics.

Data release - February 12, 2024 (First in a series of releases for this reference period.)


The Gender Statistics are aligned with the Government of Canada's policy of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) and serve as a tool to track how Canada is performing on various measures of gender equality and progress moving forward. Through the Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics (CGDIS) data hub, Statistics Canada provides access to the data supporting the Gender Results Framework indicators. These indicators were developed by the Department for Women and Gender Equality, Finance Canada and Statistics Canada.

The indicators are derived using many different data sources including the Census of Population, Statistics Canada surveys, administrative data and external data sources. They will provide information on the six pillars:
1) Education and Skills Development;
2) Economic Participation and Prosperity;
3) Leadership and Democratic Participation;
4) Gender Based Violence and Access to Justice;
5) Poverty Reduction, Health and Well Being;, and,
6) Gender Equality Around the World.

The data can be used to support evidence-based policy development and decision making at all levels of government as well as broader applications of GBA+ by academics, researchers, and other analysts.

Reference period: The reference period is dependent on the survey or program the data is derived from.

Collection period: The collection period is dependent on the survey or program the data is derived from.


  • Crime and justice
  • Education, training and learning
  • Health
  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth
  • Labour

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The target population is dependent on the survey or program the data is derived from. Most often it is the Canadian population, however some exclusions (based on age or place of residence, for instance) may apply, dependent on the specific survey methodology.

Instrument design

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Data sources

Data are collected directly from survey respondents, extracted from administrative files and derived from other Statistics Canada surveys and/or other sources.

The collection methodology is unique to each survey or program. Please refer to the appropriate source for additional information.

Census of Population - 3901
Postsecondary Student Information System - 5017
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada - 7520
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies - 4406
Labour Force Survey - 3701
Canadian Income Survey - 5200
General Social Survey, Time Use - 4503
Survey of Household Spending - 3508
Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database - 5228
Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces - 5256
Homicide Survey - 3315
General Social Survey, Canadian's Safety - 4504
Uniform Crime Reporting Survey - 3302
Canadian Community Health Survey - 3226
Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs - 3324
Vital Statistics, Birth Database - 3231
Vital Statistics, Death Database - 3233
House of Commons Canada - 5348
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada (FJA) - 5366
Survey on Sexual Misconduct at Work (SSMW) - 5290

Error detection

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Quality evaluation

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Disclosure control

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Revisions and seasonal adjustment

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Data accuracy

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