Almost four in five (79 per cent) Canadian full-time employees said they’re willing to work four 10-hour days per week at their current rate of pay, according to a new survey by Maru Public Opinion.
The survey, which polled roughly 1,500 Canadian adults, found men and women (80 per cent and 78 per cent, respectively) were equally interested in moving to a four-day workweek. Most (85 per cent) respondents earning $100,000 or more said they’d embrace the idea, compared to those earning between $50,000 and $99,000 (81 per cent) and those earning less than $50,000 (71 per cent).
The majority (82 per cent) of employees aged 18 to 34 were most likely to want a four-day workweek, followed by employees aged 35 to 54 (78 per cent) and those aged 55 or older (76 per cent). Respondents from Manitoba and Saskatchewan (83 per cent) were most in favour of the option, followed by respondents in Ontario (82 per cent), Alberta (81 per cent), Atlantic Canada (77 per cent), British Columbia (75 per cent) and Quebec (74 per cent).