Percentage of Canadian workers who say they need a vacation more today than they've needed one in four years. (Source)
Number of statutory holidays Canadians are entitled to in a year. Lowest of 40 countries in an international survey of vacation time. (Source)
Number of statutory holidays citizens in Finland, Brazil and France enjoy every year. (Source)
Number of paid vacation weeks most employees in Canada are entitled to after being on the job for more than a year. (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who say they use all of their vacation days. They report feeling better about their jobs when they return. (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who say they cancelled vacation plans due to work. (Source)
Percentage of Canadian employers who say they expect workers to check in periodically while on vacation. (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who think humans will be able to vacation on another planet within the next 100 years or more. (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who prefer to stay at home during vacation (staycation). (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who vacationed in their home province in 2006, up from 48 per cent in 1999. (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who told EKOS they planned to cut vacation spending in 2009. (Source)
Percentage of Canadians who say they feel guilty taking a vacation. (Source)
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's Trish Hennessy has long been a fan of Harper Magazine's one-page list of eye-popping statistics, Harper's Index. Instead of wishing for a Canadian version to magically appear, she's created her own index -- a monthly listing of numbers about Canada and its place in the world. Hennessy's Index -- A number is never just a number -- comes out on the first of each month.
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