VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The kids, the job, the bank account… you know the pressure.

More women are trying to balance everything in their family while being the main wage-earner. A poll for the Investors Group shows a growing number of Canadian women are bringing home the bacon and they are feeling the heat.

“Just over six-in-10 women whose income is required to maintain the household’s lifestyle say they feel pressured to maintain their salary,” says financial planner Jane Olshewski. “Seven-in-10 feel responsible for the long term financial well-being of their family.”

The survey suggests more than 25 per cent of working women in relationships are now the primary or sole income-earner in their homes.

But along with the pressures of that bread-winning role, the majority of working women in relationships feel accomplished in their ability to earn good money and more than half say they are personally fulfilled by their work.