Despite pandemic, women carved out slightly larger role in construction last year
From On-Site Magazine —
The tough 2020 labour market meant roughly 20,000 fewer men and 1,700 fewer women were employed in construction compared to 2019. On a relative basis, however, women posted small gains, according to the latest data from BuildForce Canada, released earlier this year. Women made up 13.36 per cent of those employed in the Canadian construction industry last year, compared to 13.28 per cent the year before. Though modest, the increase in representation during a challenging year continues a slow, years-long shift toward more women in both on- and off-site roles.
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