Workplace well-being

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The Workplace Well-Being Index: 61

The Workplace Well-Being Index is a measure of:

  • Work-related stress
  • Emotionally drained
  • Mental health awareness
  • Psychologically healthy workplace

Index was established as benchmark in 2018.

Main sources of stress

  • Not enough employees to do the work (32%)
  • Heavy workload (27%)
  • Competing or constantly changing priorities (22%)
  • Unreasonable deadlines (21%)
  • Pay and compensation issues (32%)

Who is experiencing the highest stress?

  • 19% have very high or high work-related stress, 20% in 2017
Results by communities Percentage
Administration and operations 17%
Compliance, inspection and enforcement 21%
Information technology 16%
Client contact centre 19%
Science and technology 17%
  • Very large organizations (20%)
  • Justice, courts and tribunals (24%)

How healthy are our workplaces?

  • 59% describe their workplace as psychologically healthy, 56% in 2017
Results by communities Percentage
Administration and operations 63%
Compliance, inspection and enforcement 54%
Information technology 64%
Client contact centre 61%
Science and technology 59%
  • Very large organizations (57%)
  • Security and military (50%)

Respect at work

Respect is on the rise

Year Percentage
2008 74%
2018 81%

Prevention efforts

2011 2018
Discrimination 77% 69%
Harassment 72% 66%

There are links between psychologically healthy workplaces and organizations’ prevention efforts.

Other aspects of mental health and wellness

Work-life balance

  • 76% have support to balance work and personal life
Results by age
Age Percentage
24 years and under 83%
25 to 29 years 79%
30 to 34 years 77%
35 to 49 years 75%
50 to 59 years 74%
60 years and over 75%

Workload

  • 70% have a manageable workload
Results by region
Region Percentage
Yukon 56%
Northwest Territories 67%
Nunavut 65%
British Columbia 66%
Alberta 67%
Saskatchewan 71%
Manitoba 70%
Ontariotable 6 note * 70%
Quebectable 6 note * 76%
New Brunswick 71%
Nova Scotia 70%
Prince Edward Island 73%
Newfoundland and Labrador 73%
Outside of Canada 37%
National Capital Region (NCR) 70%

Table 6 Notes

Table 6 Note 1

Ontario and Quebec exclude NCR

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