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Majority Of Canadians Want To Change Jobs: Poll

A majority of Canadians plan to find a new job in 2023, according to a new survey.

A biannual poll by business consulting firm Robert Half found that a little more than half (50%) of 1,100 people surveyed said they are looking for a new job currently or plan to start searching for one in 2023.

That’s up from 31% of people who said they wanted to change jobs six months ago. The results indicate that workers have growing confidence in the job market, said Robert Half.

More money is the biggest reason Canadians are seeking out a new job, with 62% citing a higher salary as the main reason they want different employment.

Better benefits ranked as the main motivation for 39% of people who want a new job, followed by greater flexibility around work schedules.

Canadian workers named unclear or unreasonable job responsibilities, poor communication, and misalignment with company culture as their top criticisms of employers.

Younger and new employees are the most likely to seek out new jobs, the poll found. The survey also found strong interest in contract work, with 29% considering quitting a permanent job to pursue contract work.

Robert Half’s Job Optimism Survey is an independent online survey of more than 1,100 workers 18 years of age or older. The survey was conducted between October 17 and November 7, 2022.