Work's Out For Summer

By on May 20, 2019 at 11:53am


56% of workers save vacation time for the summer months (June, July, August).

Regions with the most workers saving time for a summer vacation:

#1 Manitoba 84%
#2 Quebec 71%
#3 Alberta 62%

Cities with fewest workers planning on taking a summer vacation:

#1 British Columbia 38%
#2 Atlantic 44%
#3 Saskatchewan 50%

Workers plan on taking an average of 11 vacation days this summer.

Number of vacation days employees plan to take:

  0 days 8% 6% 9%
  1-5 days 22% 29% 16%
  6-10 days 34% 34% 34%
  11-15 days 20% 17% 22%
  16-20 days 7% 7% 7%
  21+ days 9% 7% 11%


Some responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.

5 tips to help disconnect from the office and enjoy vacation time:

Prepare out-of-office email and voicemail message with point of contact

Make a list of everything that needs to be handled and issues that may arise

Assign delegates to handle projects and emergencies

Consider temporary staffing to help keep things running smoothly

Block off time for catching up upon return

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 400 workers at companies in Canada

© 2019 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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