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Measuring Diversity in Canada’s Tech Sector

Benchmarking the representation of various demographic groups within Canada’s tech sector is an important initiative to help the sector track progress on increasing the representation of equity-deserving groups over time.

The Diversity in Tech Dashboard provides an annual benchmark for Canada's tech sector to track its progress on increasing the representation and inclusion of equity-deserving groups within the sector over time.

Data on the diversity of the current Canadian technology employee population is collected by TAP Network members through a confidential employee self-reporting process. This data is then reported to Mercer on a confidential basis through TAP Network's Annual Salary Survey.


Highlights from the 2022 Diversity in Tech Dashboard

Now in its third year, participation in this year’s survey increased by 13% to 193 tech employers.

40% of participating organizations reported having company-wide diversity, equity and inclusion goals in place, with an additional 39% considering or currently working on goal-setting.

For the first time since measurement began three years ago, increases were seen in representation.

  • Representation of women increased 2.6% from 33.2% to 35.8%.
  • Representation of Indigenous peoples increased from 0.7% to 1.4%
  • Representation of people identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+ increased from 8.3% to 9.8%
  • Representation of people with disabilities increased from 2.9% to 3.5%.
  • Representation of people of colour remained static at 40.6%.


The 2022 Diversity in Tech Dashboard was made possible thanks to funding from:

Innovate BC
Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Innovate BC
  • IEC BC
  • Vancouver Economic Commission

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