Canadians want more work-life balance: survey

If money were no object, 63 per cent of Canadians would keep working part time, and another 15 per cent would start freelancing, according to a survey by Monster Canada.

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“For many working professionals, it’s not uncommon to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day,” said Sheryl Boswell, director of marketing at Monster Canada, in a news release. “There are employers [that] help offset this through a demonstrated commitment to work-life balance.

“But part-time positions can offer the fulfillment that many seek in their careers, while affording the time needed to attend to life’s many responsibilities.”

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Just 13 per cent of respondents would choose to keep working the traditional 40-hour week, and eight per cent would choose seasonal work.

More men than women would continue working if they didn’t have to (53 per cent versus 41 per cent), and two-thirds of respondents who earn more than $100,000 a year would also continue to work part-time.