Through the Gender Results Framework, the federal government is making measurable progress towards Canada’s gender equality goals. On this page, you will find the gender equality goal for education and skills development, why this goal matters, its objectives and indicators, as well as the key Government of Canada initiatives in this area.
Equal opportunities and diversified paths in education and skills development.
Why this goal matters
Every person should have the opportunity to make choices about their education based on their interests, aptitudes and economic goals, regardless of gender. In addition, the knowledge-based economy demands a skilled, adaptable and diversified workforce to support Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity.
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Objectives and indicators
More diversified educational paths and career choices
- 1.1.1 Proportion of post-secondary qualification holders who are women, by field of study and qualification type
- 1.1.2 Proportion of post-secondary students who are women, by field of study and credential type
- 1.1.3 High school completion rate
Reduced gender gaps in reading and numeracy skills among youth, including Indigenous youth
Equal lifelong learning opportunities and outcomes for adults
Key Government of Canada initiatives
- Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women, Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, and Apprenticeship Completion Grant
- Canada Student Loans and Grants
- Canada Education Savings Grant
- Employment Insurance for Apprentices
- Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program
- "Made-in-Canada" Athena SWAN initiative
- PromoScience Program
- Student Work Placement Program
- Union Training and Innovation Program
- Women in Construction Fund
This section will be updated shortly to include Budget 2019 initiatives related to gender equality.
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