When people are searching for new opportunities and jobs in Canada, it's apparently not just the salary that makes a position appealing!

The LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index explores what factors Canadians value most when looking for a new role and a lot has changed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to working from home.

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For example, almost half of the study's respondents said that having additional flexibility over location and hours would be more important to them in a post-pandemic world, while 45% said a healthy work/life balance had become increasingly valuable to them.

Additionally, 40% of Canadians surveyed said that benefits (including health care and paid time off) were more important to them than they were pre-pandemic. On the other hand, just 34% said the job's salary was more important post-pandemic.

Fifty-five percent of respondents also said that the opportunity to build transferable skills was as important post-COVID-19 as it was before the pandemic.

LinkedIn says this should come as "no surprise, given how hard-hit some industries have been, forcing many Canadians to pivot their careers."