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LifeWorks today released its monthly Mental Health Index™ that showed nearly half of Canadians reported they are, or possibly are, rethinking their career goals in terms of both focus and longevity as a result of the pandemic.
Prolonged impacts of the pandemic are driving working Canadians to consider career changes, including retiring and retraining
- Thirty per cent of Canadians have altered career goals due to the pandemic, with workers ages 40 and younger more likely to report their goals have changed.
- Eleven per cent of Canadians will make a career change. This group has a mental health score of -21.3, more than 10 points below the national average.
- Thirty per cent are considering retraining for a different career, while 24 per cent are considering resigning and moving to a different role.
- Twenty-one per cent are considering retiring and this group has the highest mental health score.
- Managers are 55 per cent more likely than non-managers to report they will be making a career change because of the pandemic.
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