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A 4-Day Workweek In Canada Could Happen As Around 50% Of Companies Say They’d Try It

Research has found that many Canadian companies are "likely" to implement a shorter workweek.👇

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A 4-Day Workweek In Canada Could Happen As Around 50% Of Companies Say They’d Try It

New research has found that around 50% of small, medium and large companies would consider implementing a four-day workweek in Canada.

Research from global employment agency Indeed found that 41% of Canadian employers are considering alternative hybrid schedules and new work styles, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indeed's survey of 1,000 employers of office workers in Canada found that 51% of large companies with 500+ employees would be "likely to implement 4-day work weeks."

Comparatively, 63% of medium-sized organizations with 100-500 staff members say they'd be prepared to implement a shorter workweek.

Per the research, smaller businesses with under 100 employees were less likely to bring about a four-day workweek, although 46% still said they would.

It comes as towns and companies across Canada are testing three-day weekends, with the council of Guysborough in Nova Scotia describing it as "good-good all around."

Iceland also recently tested it out, calling it "an overwhelming success" with improvements in both work-life balance and employee wellbeing.

    Helena Hanson
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    Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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