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Canadian preference of weekly working hours 1981-2018

This statistic shows the preferred number of days in a working week according to adults in Canada from 1981 to 2018. The findings show that in 1981, 43 percent of Canadians said that they would prefer to work four 10-hour days rather than five 8-hour days, a figure which rose to 48 percent in 1990. As of 2018, 68 percent of Canadians said that they would prefer to work longer hours over the course of fewer days.

Preferred number of days in a working week according to adults in Canada from 1981 to 2018

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

March 29 to April 3, 2018

Number of respondents

1,524 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Which would you prefer: a 40-hour week consisting of four 10-hour days or a 40-hour week consisting of five 8-hour days?

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