Most Canadians would choose a job with better benefits over one with higher pay, survey finds

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A clear majority of Canadians prioritize a job with great benefits over a job with a higher pay, but no benefit package when it comes to choosing where to work, according to a newer. survey.

Conducted by RBC Insurance, the survey also found that after a difficult year, nearly half of young Canadian workers who responded found that their company’s benefit plans had not done enough for their health and their well-being over the past year.

The effects of the pandemic on mental health can be seen in the type of problems faced by young workers, according to RBC Insurance. According to the company, 49% of new group long-term disability claims for employees aged 18 to 35 are related to mental health, a number that has been trending upwards since 2019.

The results of several other surveys and studies have also revealed that young Canadians have had a particularly difficult time in the past 18 months.

A June 2021 study found the worst job for mental health was a full-time student, followed by accommodation and food services, and arts, entertainment and recreation. And other research from March 2021 claimed that 19% of young Canadians experienced “moderate to severe anxiety.”

If you or someone you know suffers from depression or mental health issues, please contact a trusted peer, parent or healthcare professional. You can also contact a hotline which is available 24 hours a day to speak. Or click here, for additional resources.If you need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.Assistance is available.


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