Equal Voice is striving to create a free and accessible resource for those interested in the involvement of women and gender-diverse people in Canadian politics. This page contains federal and provincial/territorial data on women's participation in Canadian legislatures:


Status of women and gender-diverse political representation:

  • Women and gender-diverse people make up 34% of all elected officials in federal and provincial/territorial legislatures
  • The legislature closest to gender parity at the provincial/territorial level is Quebec at 46%! 
  • Equal Voice would like to see women and gender-diverse people make up at least 30% of each legislature by 2030.

The table below contains a breakdown within the House of Commons (Federal Level) 

House of Commons Seats # of women %
Overall

338.00

102.00 30%
British Columbia 41.00 11.00 27%
Alberta 34.00 6.00 18%
Saskatchewan 14.00 3.00 21%
Manitoba 13.00 3.00 23%
Ontario 120.00 43.00 36%
Quebec 77.00 29.00 38%
New Brunswick 10.00 2.00 20%
Nova Scotia 11.00 1.00 9%
Newfoundland & Labrador 7.00 3.00 43%
Prince Edward Island 4.00 0.00 0%
Yukon 1.00 0.00 0%
Northwest Territories 1.00 0.00 0%
Nunavut 1.00 1.00

100%

 

 

The table below shows the percentage at the Provincial and Territorial level

Legislature Seats # of women

%

Provincial 772.00 278.00

36%

British Columbia 87.00 37.00 43%
Alberta 87.00 33.00 38%
Saskatchewan 61.00 17.00 28%
Manitoba 57.00 19.00 33%
Ontario 124.00 45.00 36%
Quebec 125.00 58.00 46%
New Brunswick 49.00 13.00 27%
Nova Scotia 55.00 19.00 35%
Newfoundland & Labrador 40.00 8.00 20%
Prince Edward Island 27.00 7.00 26%
Yukon 19.00 8.00 42%
Northwest Territories 19.00 8.00 42%
Nunavut 22.00 6.00

27%

 



Last updated June 20, 2024

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