Women’s Role
-changed role of women
-took male jobs
-entered armed forces

The Second World War also changed the role of women in Canada. As Canadian men joined the armed forces and new war industries appeared, women took jobs that were traditionally performed by men. They became welders, drillers, and heavy-machine operators. Some women entered the work force as drivers, cooks, and messengers. Others joined the Canadian armed forces. Although most of them worked on army and air force bases in Canada, about 3,000 women were sent overseas. Next