A new survey suggests Canadians are in no rush to head back to the office post-pandemic. A poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies has found that 82 per cent of respondents who have worked from home during the pandemic have found the experience to be positive. Only 20 per cent want to return to the office every day. Nineteen per cent say they never want to go back. The data comes as several provinces start easing pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline.
Survey key findings:
- 40% of Canadians and 33% of Americans would prefer working a mix of a few days a week at their workplace and a few days a week at home.
- Only 20% of Canadians and 19% of Americans want to stop working from home and go back to their workplace entirely.
- About half of Canadians (50%) and Americans (47%) who want to return to their workplace would not be comfortable returning to work if some of their colleagues are not vaccinated.
- 35% of Canadians and 39% of Americans who worked/are still working from home during the pandemic agree that if their superiors ordered them to return to the office, they would start to look for another job where they can work from home.
Photo Credit: Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies