Pay transparency in federally regulated workplaces

Pay transparency seeks to raise awareness of wage gaps experienced by:

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:

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:

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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