Excerpts from the report: The entry of large numbers of women into the paid workforce has been one of the dominant social trends in Canada over the last half century. That is one of the key findings in Women in Canada 2005, the latest edition of Statistics Canada's seminal series of reports on gender trends in Canada, which was released in March, 2006. The following report attempts to complement the Women in Canada series, which is published only every five years, by providing updated information on women's participation in the labour market. It should be noted, however, that only indicators for which updated figures are available have been included in this report. As such, the reader is encouraged to refer to the full Women in Canada 2005 document for the latest data on other key topics such as unpaid household work and participation in volunteer work.