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April 20, 2011

Hard work, little leisure - something to be proud of?

posted by Diana Gibson

...Al­berta has a much longer work week and has less paid holidays and vacation entitlements than most other developed economies (two weeks minimum vacation compared to six weeks for the EU). Albertans work 1,880 hours per year, the high­est in Canada. Albertans worked 7.5 weeks more than average in the top 15 countries in the OECD...

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