A NATIONAL STUDY
The Changing Face of Canada’s Workforce
A research report for employers on unlocking the
potential of a growing South Asian female labour force.
DID YOU KNOW?
The South Asian community, as a whole, is the single largest visible minority group in Canada comprising 26% of the total visible minority population. During the COVID-19 pandemic the unemployment rate swelled to 11.3% in July 2020 — out of which 20.4% were South Asian women 37% of women have a university degree compared to 33% other visibility minitorities, and 21.9% of non-visible minorities.
Highly educated, young, South Asian women are among the fastest growing population segment in Canada and yet are more unemployed and underutilized in the workplace.