Taking time off

Employees should be encouraged to take their allotted vacation, decompress
By Sean Shannon
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014

Vacation deprivation — not having enough vacation time or not using some or all of your vacation allotment — is on the rise among Canadians. In fact, 48 per cent report feeling somewhat or very vacation-deprived, according to a 2014 study by Expedia. This is up from 40 per cent last year — and it continues to rise.


Each year, Canadians tell us loud and clear they are vacation-deprived. And while most employees are given, on average, two to three weeks of vacation time, there appears to be a gap between having vacation time and actually taking all of it.