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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/13/2004

Vacations go unused

Toronto

— Canadian employers save almost $8 billion a year from employees not taking all of their vacation time, according to a poll of 1,000 people by Ipsos-Reid for travel website Expedia.ca. About one-third of Canadians are not taking all of their entitled time off. And they’re giving up more than just a day or two here and there. They average eight missed vacation days per year. Workers on the West Coast are most reluctant to take time off, with 41 per cent of people in British Columbia saying they do not take all of their vacation time. Employees from Quebec are the most likely to take all of their holidays, but even there 30 per cent report not taking all their vacation time. Respondents to a

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