B.C. employees least optimistic about year-end bonuses – but most frivolous: BMO

British Columbians are the most pessimistic about their chances of getting a year-end bonus, according to the results of a BMO holiday survey released today.

British Columbians are the most pessimistic about their chances of getting a year-end bonus, according to the results of a BMO holiday survey released today.

Countrywide, 26% of all working Canadians say that they are likely to receive a bonus this year-end. In B.C., that number drops to 17% – significantly lower than the results found in any of the other provinces.

The most optimistic province is Ontario, with 32% of its workforce expecting a year-end reward.

The results found in other provinces include:

  • Alberta: 29%;
  • Quebec: 23%; and
  • Manitoba/Saskatchewan: 22%.

As far as what they plan to do with the bonuses they do receive, British Columbians are much more likely than workers in other parts of the country to blow the money on a new consumer purchase. Nationally, 9% of respondents said they’d treat themselves to something new, compared with 27% of British Columbians.

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