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Just over half of Canadians love their job, but crave better compensation

By Workplace Staff

A new Workopolis survey shows that half (53 per cent) of working Canadians love their current jobs. But nearly six in ten (58 per cent) cite better compensation and benefits as a means to increase the affection for their job. Better work/ life balance and more opportunities to learn/ develop rounded out the top three attraction drivers that Canadians were looking for in a potential employer.

Additional poll highlights include:

Reasons to stay: 16 per cent of Canadians continue to stay in their current position because it pays the bills, while 14 per cent are afraid to make a change

The older you get the more you love your job: Canadians aged 35-44 are more likely to love their job than those aged 25-34.

The laws of attraction: Quebeckers have the strongest feelings about compensation and benefits, while those in the Prairies would prefer a better work/ life balance.

The Workopolis for the Love of the Job Poll was conducted by Harris/Decima between January 21 and 24, 2010 via a national omnibus telephone survey among a representative sample of 577 working Canadians. The margin of error is +/-4.1% 19 times out of 20.

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