Working from home after the COVID-19 pandemic: An estimate of worker preferences

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As is now well known, the COVID-19 pandemic substantially increased work from home in Canada. This “Spotlight on data and research” estimates to what extent Canadians would prefer working from home once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The answer has potentially significant implications for future traffic congestion, public transit use, greenhouse gas emissions, demand for office space in city centres and for housing in suburbs, and the dynamism (or lack thereof) of retail trade stores and restaurants located in downtown areas.

Issue Number: 2021005
Author(s): Mehdi, Tahsin; Morissette, René
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