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Love over money: majority of Canadians prioritize job security, enjoyment over salary, says survey

82 per cent of Canadians work to live rather than live to work—statistics on par with the global average



Toronto—While most Canadians work to live many are prepared to sacrifice money for job security and the ability to enjoy what they do for a living, according to a new survey.

Findings from the latest Randstad Global Workmonitor indicate 82 per cent of Canadians work to live rather than live to work—statistics on par with the global average.

Three out of 10 Canadian employees also indicate they would quit their job if there was no further scope for personal development, according to the survey results.

The survey also found 66 per cent of Canadians do not consider a good salary to be more important than enjoying their work, compared to 58 per cent globally.

Salary is a much stronger driver in Hong Kong, Malaysia and India, Randstad found, where only a third of respondents agreed with the global majority.

40 per cent of Canadian employees said they are prepared to forego part of their salary in order to secure their own job.
The U.S. and global findings were similar, at 44 per cent and 43 per cent, respectively.

Conducted quarterly each year, the Workmonitor surveys employees in 32 countries across the globe.

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