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 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! contest.
Last update: April 21, 2020