The ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index is a monthly measure that examines the happiness of Canadians in the workplace, including employees and self-employed individuals. Conducted in collaboration with Maru Public Opinion, the Index explores workplace satisfaction across Canada, expressed as a score out of 10, and tracks positive or negative changes over time.

The Index includes a primary indicator, Canadian workers' self-reported sentiment of happiness in their current role and responsibilities, and four secondary indicators identified to be common components of workplace happiness: (1) Work-life Balance & Flexibility, (2) Compensation & Benefits, (3) Recognition & Support (from management and colleagues) and (4) Options for Career Advancement. Primary and secondary indicators are averaged and weighted to calculate the National Work Happiness Score, along with Regional Work Happiness Scores.

The Happiness@Work Methodology

The Happiness@Work Index is measured monthly through a survey fielded by Maru Public Opinion on behalf of ADP Canada and is undertaken by the sample and data collection experts at Maru/Blue. The survey is run in the first week of each reported month for consistency purposes and asks over 1,200 randomly selected employed Canadian adults (including both employees and self-employed individuals) who are Maru Voice Canada online panelists to rate workplace factors on a scale from 1 to 10. Discrepancies in or between totals when compared to the data tables are due to rounding.

The results are weighted by education, age, gender and region (and in Québec, language) to match the population, according to Census data. This is to ensure the sample is representative of the entire adult population of Canada. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error (which measures sampling variability) of +/-2.8%, 19 times out of 20. 

The Index will continue to be published on the last Wednesday of the month.

For further information: Hayley Suchanek, Kaiser & Partners, 289-681-2477, hayley.suchanek@kaiserpartners.com

Find the most recent Happiness Indexes below
May 29, 2024

Surveyed workers say the high cost of food and groceries and planning for major expenses are raising stress levels at work. TORONTO, May 29, 2024 – The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index...

Apr 24, 2024

Additional monthly data reveals half of workers surveyed in Canada feel comfortable sharing their opinions at work. TORONTO, April 24, 2024 – The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index...

Mar 27, 2024

March sees all happiness indicators decline, and over half of workers in Canada say that an increase in compensation would improve their happiness in the workplace. TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The...

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