LinkedIn’s Latest Data Reveals Working Parents In Canada Have Struggled To Find Balance During The Pandemic

As Canada’s students return to school, how have working parents handled juggling childcare and work responsibilities during the pandemic?

LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Confidence research sheds light on the challenges faced by working parents and how professionals across different functions and generations are feeling about the outlook and the stresses of the pandemic.

Here are some of the key findings from this edition of Canada’s Workforce Confidence Index:

  • Women and men were relatively equally likely to say they were currently providing childcare full-time (18% and 16%, respectively)
  • Men were slightly more likely to say they were working outside of normal business hours to make up hours (42%) or that they were working fewer hours overall in order to provide childcare (26%)
  • Nearly half of men and women surveyed reported being unable to focus on work while their kids are home, and a majority struggled with providing education for their children.
  • Those who worked in engineering roles were the most confident of all (+43 overall). Those in business development roles also reported high scores (+40 overall).
  • At the other end of the spectrum, those working in administrative, support and community and social services saw the lowest scores, at +14 and +29 (tied) respectively. Those in administrative positions had an outright negative career outlook at -1, but felt slightly better about their finances (+6) and much better about job security (+36).

For the full results, visit here.

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