According to a new Statistics Canada report, women continue to be under-represented in the top income groups despite having become more educated over the last half century. It accounts for about half of the gender pay gap in Canada.
Only one in five workers in the top one per cent in 2015 were women. One in seven working women in the top one per cent belonged to a visible minority group and one in one hundred working women in the top one per cent were Indigenous.
A large number of women in the top one per cent worked in the health sector, typically as physicians. In business, women were working in finance and administration occupations. Their male counterparts were more likely to be in management or in natural and applied sciences. StatCan notes, there was a notable lack of women in senior management.