Pay transparency in federally regulated workplaces
Pay transparency seeks to raise awareness of wage gaps experienced by:
- Indigenous peoplesFootnote 1
- persons with disabilities
- members of visible minorities
Currently under development, a new online tool will provide Canadians with user-friendly, online information on employer wage gaps. It will present aggregated wage gaps in the form of hourly rate gaps, supported by:
- bonus pay gaps
- overtime pay gaps
- representation rates
To introduce pay transparency reporting, amendments were made to the Employment Equity Act and Regulations. The amendments came into force on January 1, 2021, and apply to federally regulated private-sector employers with 100 or more employees.
As a result, employers under the Legislated Employment Equity Program are now required to:
- record new salary data, and
- include aggregated wage gap information in their annual reporting on employment equity the following year (June 1, 2022)
The Labour Program provides advice and guidance to employers in completing their annual employment equity submissions. The Labour Program collects the information under the Employment Equity Act and Regulations.
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