According to Women and Gender Equality Canada, women account for only 28 per cent of the manufacturing sector workforce despite a labour shortage of over 41,000 jobs. This number varies only slightly regionally. The provinces where women account for a larger proportion of the workforce in manufacturing include Prince Edward Island (31 per cent), Ontario (30 per cent), and Quebec (28 per cent). The provinces with the lowest proportions include Saskatchewan (20 per cent), Alberta (24 per cent), and Nova Scotia (24 per cent).

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