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Female and minority in-house attorneys in Canada are paid 11% less than their male and white counterparts, according to a new survey released by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the recruitment firm The Counsel Network.

That statistic has not changed since the last time the survey was conducted in 2018. The findings also showed that minority lawyers, a group that Canadians refer to as “racialized lawyers,” earn a mean salary of $12,000 below non-minorities. And lawyers with disabilities earn $18,500 less than their peers on average.

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Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Marlisse Silver Sweeney is the Canada-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Canada. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at msweeney@alm.com.

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