According to a study, employers in Quebec are generally more flexible than the rest of the country when it comes to working conditions, although they still have a long way to go to meet the expectations of the new generations.
The survey, conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of Cisco Canada of 1,000 hybrid or remote workers and 509 employers, found a new trend among Quebec workers who would prioritize flexible working arrangements, including time and location, at 21% when choosing a job .
Despite this, the study shows that just over half (56%) of Quebec employers have introduced or plan to introduce mandatory work days per week.
They are still below the national average of 61% and Ontario’s of 73%.
“Although Quebec employers seem to be showing some flexibility […]This contrasts with the desires of workers in Quebec, who say that 86% say that having some flexibility around where and when they work has a direct impact on whether they keep or leave a job.” we read in Cisco’s press release.
Even so, only 9% of Quebec employers expect their workers to move closer to work if they live too far away to commute, in contrast to the huge difference of 30% on average in the rest of the country and 43% in Ontario.
The vast majority of Quebecers, 85%, would say that hybrid working has had a positive impact on their work-life balance. This is the highest rate in the country, averaging 79%.
At the same time, barely six out of ten employers in Quebec would be satisfied with their company’s hybrid work arrangements, compared to 80% of Ontario employers and 73% nationwide.