Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employers are using a hybrid work model, down five per cent from last year, according to a new survey by Colliers Canada.

The survey, which polled more than 350 employers, found 37 per cent have employees working in the office full time, up four per cent from 2021.

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While a quarter (24 per cent) of respondents indicated they’ll look to reduce their physical office space, seven per cent said they need additional office space.

On average, employers’ demand for flexible workspaces has nearly doubled, from seven per cent to 13 per cent. Nearly half (49 per cent) of employers said they wouldn’t consider flexible office space, while 30 per cent were unsure of how it will impact their future space strategy.

While fewer companies said they’ll consider using flexible office space, those who would consider it said it would encompass an average of 47 per cent of their total square footage.

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