Home commuting

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One in five (20 per cent) Canadians reported working from home in May 2023, declining slightly from 22 per cent in May 2022 and 24 per cent in May 2021, according to a survey by Statistics Canada. It found 15.9 million employees commuted to a location outside the home for work, up five per cent from 2022 and up 26 […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2023 August 30, 2023
  • 09:00

With hybrid working emerging as the frontrunner in the evolving workplace, ‘bare minimum’ workdays is one of many flexible working policies employers are testing to determine the arrangement that best suits the needs of their employees and businesses. Bare minimum workdays allow employees to work at a much more relaxed pace without distractions. More employers […]


For public relations executive Terance Brouse, the office is where creativity flows. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, employees at Maverick PR work from the firm’s office, a converted red brick Victorian home in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. “We come to the office on the same days because we need a quorum,” says Brouse, the firm’s vice-president […]

Over the past year, a number of employers have mandated that employees return to the physical office, citing the need for in-person collaboration and social connection. The demand begs the question — will employees, who are begrudgingly reintegrating long commutes and daycare drop-offs and pickups back into their workday, be as engaged and productive as […]

Beneva Inc. is enhancing its hybrid work policy to provide employees with more flexibility. The company is offering employees $1,000 to purchase ergonomic home office furniture and $240 for home internet upgrades. For employees working onsite, Beneva is offering free parking or an annual $500 commuter allowance for public transit. “We reviewed some of our working […]

Yelp Inc. is embracing its remote-working first approach by closing its offices in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., as well as reducing its footprint in Phoenix, according to a blog post by chief executive officer Jeremy Stoppelman. While the company has been reopening its offices over the last nine months, he said just one […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2022 June 29, 2022
  • 15:00

The percentage of Canadians who worked exclusively from home decreased from 24 per cent in January 2022 to 19 per cent in April, while just six per cent said they’re in a hybrid work arrangement, according to a survey by Statistics Canada. The survey, which polled 49,000 working Canadians, found nine in 10 (88 per cent) […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
  • 09:00

In the opening sequence of the film Office Space, a frustrated cubicle-bound character sits in a traffic jam, looking out of his car window to see a senior with a walker is moving faster then he is. He then notices the cars in the lane next to him are flying by, so he moves lanes. But […]


A majority of Canadian employees want minimal commuting and flexible work arrangements post-coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Angus Reid on behalf of IWG. Two-thirds (68 per cent) of respondents said they want their commute to be no longer than 30 minutes each way, with 31 per cent preferring a commute of no […]

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute just mere steps from their bedroom to their home office, couch or kitchen table. According to Statistics Canada, the pandemic prompted a five-fold increase in the number of Canadians teleworking […]