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As in much of the world, Canada operates ***** ways that lead to discrimination based on gender. This *****ten results in women being denied "a fair share" of benefits and opportunities relative to their actions ***** contributions.

Female employees dominate Canada's service and retail trade industries, but the wages and promotional scales do not reflect this fact. In one four-year study, females earned an average of forty percent less th***** males in ***** service *****dustry ***** only 34 ***** were promoted to managerial positions.


***** report aims ***** establish an understanding ***** gender inequality in *****e hospitality *****dustry in Canada. The objectives of ***** reports *****clude: identifying the reasons why men dominate managerial ***** in Canada; discussing reasons for preferential treatment ***** men in the ***** industry; and examining potential motivations for females to pursue managerial positions and any obstacles *****y face.


***** almost every industry in Canada, ***** occupy a very sm*****ll proportion ***** the higher-level positions. A 1992 study found that this is especially true in the hospitality industry, where 71 percent of men held management positions, whereas only ***** percent ***** women had reached those positions.

The hospitality industry is "male-oriented," despite ***** fact ***** women are more present in the *****dustry. *****ccording to recent stat*****tics, clerical and ***** occupations account for ***** than 50 ***** of the female labor force.

***** studies agree that ***** and men differ in terms of ***** for go*****g for managerial positions in any industry. Men and wo***** have different ways of thinking, different ways ***** working and managing.

***** is important ***** note that even though Canada is a fully developed, first world country, ***** gap between what men ***** wo***** earn in ***** cont*****ues to be substantial. Recent statistics indicate that women in Canada currently earn less ***** 70 percent of what men *****.


Management Today ***** shows that ***** managers are *****tter with customers, more efficient, more trustworthy, and more generous and ***** with colleagues than ***** male counterparts. However, Canadian society as a whole believes ***** men, mainly because of the opportunities and training *****y receive, make better managers than women. Therefore, evem though ***** ***** up most of the ***** industry's workforce, they are rarely promoted to managerial roles.

***** gender inequality is partially due to the lack ***** concern of the Canadian government, which fails to implement policies that successfully narrow this gap and insure that impediments, which interfere with ***** ability of ***** to earn incomes and secure managerial ***** at a level equ*****l to men, are removed.

Women are also prevented from achieving equal status in the hospitality industry because Canadian society continues to pigeonhole them into certain jobs, which have been historically characterized as "women's work." More than 70% ***** women workers in the hospitality industry are never ***** to managerial positions because it is a common conception th*****t managerial work is a "man's job."



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