Many Canadians 'vacation deprived'

Survey finds average of 2.43 days of unused holiday
By Sarah Dobson
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/21/2008

More than one-quarter (29 per cent) of Canadians are not taking all of their vacation time (up from 21 per cent last year) and one-third identify themselves as “vacation deprived” (up from 31 per cent last year).

Employees give back an average of 2.43 days (up from 2.06 last year) of unused vacation time to their employers, according to an Expedia.ca survey. This translates into nearly 41 million untaken days in Canada overall and $6.3 billion in wages handed back to employers.