At the beginning of 2021, more employees than ever were working from home in Canada.
According to Statistics Canada, "3.1 million Canadians were working from home temporarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of February 2021."
As it turns out, 90% of people working from home said they were as least as productive as they were in their previous work settings. In fact, 32% said they were actually more productive.
From the same study, 80% of respondents said they would like to continue working from home post-pandemic.
The one industry that stood apart from the rest was education. Over half of the teachers who were surveyed said that they prefer doing their work outside of the home.