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Have you finished your work at home? Most Canadians return to the office because one in ten is at home: polls

More than two years have passed since the outbreak of the

COVID-19pandemic, and most Canadians have returned to pre-pandemic working conditions, but employees. 1 in 10 of them work at. Thelifestyle has taken root from home.

This is the latest from's new Ipsos poll, which found that three-quarters of Canadian workers have returned to their original workplaces.

"Most of us are back in the pre-COVID routine," Ipsos CEO Darrell Bricker said in an interview with Global News.

"It's not completely normal, but it looks pretty close to what it was before the pandemic."

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Canadians have several reasons to return to the office, but most of the time they do. Because it wasn't. You have a choice.

More than half (58%) of the people surveyed told Ipsos that they couldn't work remotely. Another 23% said they were not given the option to continue working from home.

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However, some respondents wanted to return to the office. According to a survey, 15% of workers actually feel that they are more productive in the workplace and prefer to work directly.

Only 12% wanted to meet a colleague, but 7% wanted to separate work and family. An additional 4 percent wanted to escape from their family.

"The other people we interviewed basically said," Look, I missed the office. I miss my colleague. I don't think it's as productive as working at home. I feel like I'm lacking the work environment I knew before, so I'll be back, "Bricker said.

However, 12% of polls continue to work completely at home, even though they worked in the office before the pandemic. An additional 8% told Ipsos that they spend a few days in the office and other days at home, adopting a hybrid model. They said this was not their norm before the pandemic.

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Time, money, work-life balance are decisive factors, at least for those who continue to work partially. It is a part. , From home. Over 50% say these reasons are essential to an ongoing telecommuting lifestyle.

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50% of Canadians working from home said commuting time was also a major factor Is shy, and one-third of respondents say they are working. Moving from home is happier, less stressful, and more productive.

Other reasons Canadians chose to work from home could be that returning to the office could be dangerous, making it easier to care for pets and children, or the employer actually. Includes closing the office in Canada.

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The fact that one in ten Canadians continue to work from home while they are in the minority can cause problems with downtown infrastructure. Bricker said.

"It's like removing a day from all the economic activity that was taking place downtown as a result of this adjustment at work," he explained.

"And if that happens, it will raise some serious problems ... so that we can deal with the level of the working population we used (for) in the city center. Because it has a service built by the department. "

However, over time, it will be known whether the work dug down by working from home really leaves its mark in the center of downtown all over the country, Mr. Bricker said. Added.

"You have to wait a bit to see where this goes."

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Exclusive Global News Ipsos Voting is copyrighted. Information and / or data may only be rebroadcast or republished with full and appropriate credit and attribution to "Global News Ipsos". The poll was conducted between June 9th and 13th, 2022, and a sample of 1,001 Canadians over the age of 18 was interviewed online. The accuracy of Ipsos online voting is measured using confidence intervals. This vote is accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 19 out of 20 when all Canadians over the age of 18 are voted.

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