More than half (57 per cent) of Canadian employees say they don’t get enough vacation time, according to a new survey by

The survey, which polled more than 14,500 global respondents, found Mexican workers (77 per cent) were most likely to feel they don’t have enough vacation days, while Japanese employees (43 per cent) were least likely, compared to a global average of 62 per cent.

It also found Canadian workers used 17 out of 19 vacation days, on average, while Japanese employees took all 22 allotted vacation days plus four additional days, the most of all countries included in the survey. By comparison, U.S. respondents said they took 11 out of 12.5 allotted vacation days.

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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of global respondents said they used at least one vacation day for personal appointments in 2022, while another 56 per cent said they used an average of almost two vacation days in lieu of sick days.

Generation Z workers (73 per cent) were most likely to agree they don’t receive enough vacation days, followed by millennials (66 per cent), generation X (58 per cent) and baby boomers (43 per cent).

While more than half (53 per cent) of all respondents said they go between six and 12 months without a vacation, Japanese employees (39 per cent) were most likely to take a vacation every month.

Among all respondents, the No. 1 reason for not taking time off was finances (21 per cent), followed by restrictive work schedules and workplace staffing issues (16 per cent) and a busy personal life (15 per cent).

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