Stats Can: Less than 40 per cent of Canadians can possibly work from home

The physical distancing rules we’ve all been following in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a large number of Canadians working from home, many for the first time. This sudden transition to how we do business raises interesting questions about just how many jobs can reasonably be done remotely. While…

Study: People can’t remember the last time they wore pants

Have you noticed a number of new phrases and words entering your vocabulary lately? Suddenly you can’t turn on the radio or look at a screen without encountering a reference to ‘physical distancing,’ ‘covidiots,’ and ‘flattening the curve.’ I saw a new one over the weekend. Social media users were referring to ‘hard pants.’ It…

Red flags that a work-from-home opportunity is actually a scam

The past few weeks have taught us that many jobs can be successfully done from home. There is a host of tools and resources that make remote working and communicating easy. Recent surveys have shown that many Canadians would like this trend of remote work to continue even after the economy opens back up. Unfortunately,…

Five fun ways to turn staying at home into a memorable vacation

It’s all in the attitude. When we’re overworked, overtired, and run down, the idea of having a few weeks off to hang around the house and binge watch a favourite series might sound ideal. On the other hand, being forced to stay inside, told not to interact with others or go to work can feel…