"Almost seventy per cent of Canadian office workers and managers report working more than 40 hours a week, and the majority consider the office the most productive place to get work done.

But employers need to take action to ensure it remains an inspiring, motivating environment."


Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they're working longer hours simply to catch up on work they couldn't tackle during an eight-hour day, with 22 per cent working 11 hours or more per day. That workload is taking a toll.




  • 68 per cent of Canadians say their workplace has contributed to stress

  • More than one-quarter of Canadians (27 per cent) cite the volume of their work as the number one stressor in their workplace

  • One in five Canadian respondents (19 per cent) has taken a workplace stress-related leave of absence

This year’s study was created in conjunction with Jacob Morgan, best-selling author of The Future of Work, Futurist, and Co-founder of the Future of Work Community, a brand council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations who explore the future of work.

“This study shows that there is a tremendous opportunity for organizations to focus on and design employee experiences where employees truly want to show up,” said Morgan. “Offering employees health and wellness programs, well-designed office environments and up-to-date modern technologies are all a part of that employee experience. This is crucial to be able to attract and retain top talent.”

To learn more, download the full Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index report now.