The long-term wage growth of teleworkers before the COVID-19 pandemic

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One commonly held view of telework is that prior to COVID-19, teleworkers might have been promoted less often than other employees or might have declined job offers for high-paying jobs that did not offer the opportunity to work from home. Such scenarios imply that prior to COVID-19, employees working from home would have experienced lower wage growth in the long term than other employees. This study assesses whether this is the case using integrated data from Statistics Canada’s Longitudinal Worker File (LWF) and the 2006 and 2016 Censuses of Population.

Issue Number: 2022005
Author(s): Morissette, René; Mehdi, Tahsin
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