‘Life sabbaticals’ popular: Survey

Employees may be looking for a break, but are employers comfortable with the idea?
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/21/2018

The idea of taking a leave from work is popular with Canadians, according to a CIBC survey of 3,025 people, and many workers are actively saving money to accomplish this goal.

“So many Canadians — 63 per cent — are already thinking about doing something in regard to a life sabbatical,” said Corby Fine, vice-president and head of Simplii Financial at CIBC in Toronto.

“The more telling numbers are that a quarter of those, 25 per cent, are already doing something about it in terms of beginning to plan, and that is obviously something that Canadians in general are very passionate about.”