Facts facing Rural women in Canada

In most developing countries, agriculture is still the most important source of employment for women in rural areas. Women are more likely than men to earn low-wages, to work part-time and seasonally, and they tend to be paid less than their male counterparts.

In Canada, rural women and girls experience difficulties with jobs and opportunities, unemployment, underemployment, education and training, transportation, and a variety of governing and corporate business practices that affect them in their everyday living and working.







According to 2011 Census, approximately 6.3 million Canadians were living in rural areas;

(rural - areas with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants and a population density below 400 people per square kilometre).


Source: United Nations: WomenWatch/Rural Women; Census 2006; 2011; Rural Women Making Change – University of Guelph