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Poll Finds Canadians Re-Evaluating Priorities Since Start of Pandemic

By Tara Clow Sep 13, 2022 | 1:38 PM

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Canadians are now re-evaluating what matters to them most, according to a new poll.

A new CIBC poll found that 67 percent of Canadians have re-evaluated their priorities since the start of the pandemic.

Many have used the past two years to make significant changes in their lives.

Seventeen percent have changed jobs.

Top reasons for a change in employment include (among those who have changed or plan to change):
  • Better pay: 34 per cent
  • Better benefits (e.g., vacation, health benefits, flexibility, etc.): 25 per cent
  • Need for a life change: 24 per cent
  • Need for a change in work environment/culture: 23 per cent
  • Better work-life balance: 22 per cent

Twelve percent have moved to a new home, and 11 percent got a new pet.

Only 52 percent feel they will achieve their big ambitions though.

Of those who have made big life changes,  62 percent are happy with the decisions they’ve made.

Areas where Canadians feel they could benefit from more advice:
  • 27 per cent say investing
  • 21 per cent say retirement planning
  • 19 per cent say wills or estate planning
  • 14 per cent say help with budgeting/saving
  • 14 per cent say help with paying down debt

Over 1500 Canadians were surveyed online in August of 2022.


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