Pay Equity is equal pay for work of equal value.
The Pay Equity Act requires employers to pay female jobs at least the same as male jobs if they are of comparable value. Pay equity compares jobs usually done by women with different jobs usually done by men. Female jobs are mostly or traditionally done by women such as librarian, childcare worker or secretary. Male jobs are mostly or traditionally done by men, such as truck driver, firefighter, or shipping clerk.
The value of jobs is based on the levels of skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions involved in doing the work.