As the world of work continues to change, having a functional workspace is more important than ever. However, a recent survey commissioned by Staples Canada said that 45% of Canadians report not having a home office or workspace currently – and of the 55% that do have one, 50% report the need for an upgrade. To remedy this, Staples Canada has launched The Great Home Office Upgrade, giving every Canadian $100 to upgrade their workspace*.

According to Statistics Canada, 32% of Canadians were working from home in early 2021 – up eightfold from just five years earlier. Moreover, 40% of all jobs can be done from home and, once the pandemic ends, employees might want to work from home for 24% of their total hours.

“We’ve heard many stories from customers who are still working from their dining rooms or are feeling sore because they lack the right ergonomic tools,” said John DeFranco, chief commercial officer, Staples Canada. “Hybrid work is here to stay, and Staples is helping Canadians navigate this shift by offering $100 to upgrade their workspace. By offering this promotion, paired up with solid advice and expertise from Staples, we hope to help our customers improve their productivity, flexibility, and wellness.”

Throughout the month of February, customers who spend $400 on eligible workspace furniture, technology products and accessories at Staples Canada stores or will receive a $100 Staples gift card.

More information about The Great Home Office Upgrade and top hybrid work solutions can be found at

About the survey

Released by Maru Public Opinion, these are the findings of a survey undertaken on January 25-26, 2022, by Maru Blue of 1,518 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Maru Voice Canada online panelists. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error (which measures sampling variability) of +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been weighted by education, age, gender, and region (and in Quebec, language) to match the population according to Census data which ensures the sample is representative of the entire adult population of Canada.

Source: Staples Canada