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Ottawa’s Equi’Vision reveals wage disparities for Indigenous People – HRD America

08 Feb. 2024

‘I wish I had the magic bullet and answer to why, but it’s a combination of many things,’ says academic

Experts say Ottawa’s new tool has shed light on a concerning reality within Canada’s workforce. The equity data website Equi’Vision has revealed that Indigenous workers’ mean hourly wage is about 9% less than non-Indigenous workers’ hourly earnings in most parts of Canada, according to Canada’s National Observer.

Rodney Nelson, an Indigenous governance and economic development researcher at Carleton University, weighed in on the matter.

“I think anybody with a sane mind would agree that there should be no wage gap,” he told the publication. “I wish I had the magic bullet and answer to why, but I think it’s a combination of many different things.”

Read More: https://www.hcamag.com/ca/specialization/diversity-inclusion/ottawas-equivision-reveals-wage-disparities-for-indigenous-people/476405

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