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Many Canadians Stressed and Depressed About Work

CANADA — If you’re feeling stressed out about work, or exhausted at the end of your 9 to 5, you’re not alone! A new online survey from Research Co. found that 49 per cent of Canadians working full-time report feeling fatigued at the end of the work day.

Sixty-four per cent of Canadians surveyed say they have a very stressful or moderately stressful job. 

Two-in-five full-time employees report having to work through their lunch break to complete tasks within the last year. When it comes to extra work, 33 per cent of employees said they were asked to take on additional roles and responsibilities without getting a pay raise, and about a third of respondents said they felt depressed because of work. 

The same study found that 36 per cent of full-time workers experience back pain, while 33 per cent report having trouble sleeping. 

Data also showed that respondents felt there was a difference between the experiences of male and female employees.

“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%),” President of Research Co. Mario Canseco said in a release. 

“Women are also more likely to feel dejected by work (41%) than men (25%).”

But the majority of people, 66 per cent, said they felt that the company they work for appreciates the effort they put into their work. Meanwhile, 55 per cent felt they were being paid what they deserve.

These survey results are based on an online study conducted by Research Co. between March 10 and 20, 2023. The answers were provided by 895 Canadian adults who are currently employed full-time and working at least 30 hours a week. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points,19 out of 20 times.



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