Often, the income gap between women and men is discussed in the news and by politicians in Canada. Women earn less than their male counterparts, earning about 75 cents to a man’s dollar. But what receives less attention is the even more significant and worrisome income gap between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians. In 2005, the average income of the Indigenous population was $23,888—two-thirds the income of an average non-Indigenous Canadian. Similarly, the unemployment rate for Indigenous Canadians was more than double the rate of non-Indigenous Canadians.
By Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division - Canada
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