Careers dominated by men are said to be non-traditional for women. Those dominated by women are said to be non-traditional for men.  

Learn how to recognize non-traditional careers

A career is said to be non-traditional for women when fewer than 33% of the jobs are held by women (e.g., mechanic or carpenter).

A career is said to be non-traditional for men when fewer than 33% of the jobs are held by men (e.g., nurse or early childhood educator).

Consider choosing a non-traditional career

When you consider available career options, you may overlook non-traditional careers even though they offer good job prospects.

When you’re looking for a job or deciding on a career, it’s a good idea to consult the list of non-traditional occupations This hyperlink will open in a new window. on LMI Online.

Take part in the Hats Off to You! contest

Every year, Emploi-Québec invites women who are studying in traditionally male-dominated fields to take part in the Hats Off to You! This hyperlink will open in a new window. contest.