The statistical tables of the GWD enable researchers to focus in-depth on aspects of work and employment as they relate to gender and other social factors. The database can be used to obtain basic information on a topic (e.g., women’s labour force participation rate) or to examine a variety of complex social relations (e.g., gendered precariousness). The statistical tables are multidimensional and are displayed using Beyond 20/20, a program that enables users to interact with and manipulate the data presentation as desired. University and community users doing non commercial research and teaching may apply for access to the statistical data.


The GWD uses data from different Statistics Canada surveys focused on the study of work, labour and employment. The GWD includes the following surveys:

Census of Population (CNS)
General Social Survey (GSS)
Labour Force Survey (LFS)
Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID)
Survey of Self-Employment (SSE)
Survey of Work Arrangements (SWA)
Workplace and Employee Survey (WES)

statistics tutorial

A tutorial explaining how to use and manipulate the statistical tables using the Beyond 20/20 program, how to approach statistical data, and how to get the most out of the data available on the GWD.

apply for statistics access

The statistical data on the GWD is not available for full public use. This page explains eligibility requirements, how to apply for access, and how to cite GWD module content and data.

statistics database

Authorized access to interactive, multidimensional statistical tables that can be manipulated using the Beyond 20/20 program.