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Survey reveals many Canadians working fulltime are feeling fatigued


A new survey conducted by Research. Co recently surveyed a national sample of full time Canadian workers reporting 49% of Canadians are experiencing work fatigue.

According to the report, nearly two thirds of those polled (64%) described their position as “very stressful” or “moderately stressful”.

In the past year, more than half of full-time employees in Canada (44%) worked through lunch to complete a project or task, while at least a third were asked to take on more responsibilities without getting a raise (35%) or felt depressed because of work (33%).

While 55% of full time employees in Canada believe the company they work for pays them what they deserve, 41% disagree with this assessment.

“Female full time employees in Canada are more likely to report having to do more at their workplace without the benefit of a larger paycheque (44%) than their male counterparts (27%),” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.

While 68% think the company they work for appreciates the effort they put into their job and just over three-in-five (61%) think their employer cares for their health and well-being.

This survey comes after British Columbia’s Labour Market Outlook reported 176,000 jobs will open up over the course of the next decade which 62% will replace retiring workers on Vancouver Island. 

Related: Thousands of jobs expected to open up across Vancouver Island over the next decade

The region’s fastest growing sectors are expected to be:

  • Computer systems design
  • Mining, oil and gas extraction
  • Primary metal manufacturing
  • Travel arrangement services
  • Nursing and residential care facilities 
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services
  • Personal, non-automotive repair 
  • Non-profit services

According to the report, nearly 80% of job openings will require post-secondary education or skills training over the next ten years.

With more job openings than people in BC looking for work, Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary Education said in the report, “we also know that training is just one of the ways we tackle global labour shortages. Our government is expanding access to supports like affordable, accessible childcare that help people return to work,” said Robinson.

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