It’s tough to be a Millennial in Canada.
Our cities are so expensive that many are forced to flee for provincial pastures. We have no savings and mountains of debt. Apparently it takes at least $100,000 to afford happiness. And we spend more time at the office than our European counterparts.
It’s no wonder, then, that so many Canadian Millennials expect to work until they literally die. While the age of retirement is 65 in Canada, 14 per cent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 think actual death will officially mark their eternal end of labour. Such is life on temp contracts for creative agencies.
The stats rank Canada fourth in the world, tied with India and Singapore. Things are really concerning in Japan, where an alarming 37% of Millennials expect to work until the day they die. That’s more than twice the percentage of Chinese Millennials, in second place.
In Spain, meanwhile, only three per cent of Millennials expect to work until they die. It should be noted, of course, that many perhaps won’t work at all before they die – around a third of Spain’s youth are unemployed. By contrast, Canada’s youth unemployment rate sits at around 10 per cent.
If you’re a Millennial looking to stop working before you die, might we suggest a move to one of these thriving avant-garde locations.