Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half of Canadians are considering leaving their current job.

According to the 11th annual Hays Salary Guide, the majority of Canadian employers feel confident about the economy and have a positive employment outlook, but that perspective is not shared by their teams. Reduced social interaction, increased workloads, and a lack of well-being and mental health support are among concerns cited by Canadian employees.

The Hays report also found that 49% of employees are seriously considering leaving their current role, which represents a nine-point jump over last year.

Completed in August against the backdrop of the pandemic, the 2021 Hays Salary Guide presents a snapshot of business performance and future plans together with sentiments from the country’s labour force.


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