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Canadians Leaving Vacation Days Unused, Handing More Than $5.5 Billion In Wages Back To Employers

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2016 /CNW/ – Most Canadians would like an additional 11.5 more vacation days per year, according to the latest annual “Vacation Deprivation” survey from But would they take them? In 2016 Canadians received an average of 17.3 vacation days but will use only 14 of them. That adds up to nearly 31 million unused vacation days and more than $5.5 billion in wages handed back to employers! But that’s not all… 27% of Canadians go a year or more without taking a vacation, with an additional 36% going six months to a year without a break.