Inappropriate behavior experienced by Canadian women in the workplace 2020, by type

Share of women who experienced inappropriate sexualized or discriminatory behavior in the workplace in the past 12 months in Canada in 2020

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Release date

August 2021



Survey time period

February 4 to June 30, 2020**

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Special properties


Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "The term "women" includes trans and cisgender women. Percent calculations are based on unrounded estimates and exclude missing responses."
"The approximated overall response rate was 29%. Non-respondents included people who refused to participate, could not be reached, or could not speak English or French. Respondents in the sample were weighted so that their responses represent the total Canadian population aged 15 and over, including non-permanent residents, and excluding persons living in institutions, persons living on reserves, members of the Canadian Armed Forces living inside and outside of Canada, as well as Canadians living abroad as of March 2020"

"The target population for the survey is individuals aged 15 and older living in the Canadian provinces who were working in a paid or unpaid job or internship not organized through a school, or had done so in the past. Canadians residing in the territories, on reserve or in institutions are excluded, as are members of the Canadian Armed Forces."

** "Data were collected via computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) and a self-administered online survey, and respondents were able to respond in the official language of their choice. Data collection took place from February 4, 2020 until June 30, 2020; however, collection operations were greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the online survey portal remained open until the planned collection end date of June 30, no reminders were sent after March 9. Additionally, CATI operations were stopped after two weeks of collection (taking place from March 2 to March 15), following to the closure of Statistics Canada offices due to the pandemic."

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