Requesting flexible work

Myth or fact?

More than 85% of Canadian workplaces offer flexible working.
  • Fact
  • Myth

Increasingly, workers in British Columbia are seeing the value in a positive work-life balance. Flexible work can be an option that lets you adjust your work schedule to fit the way you want to live. And these arrangements can benefit your employer as well. Learn more about flexible work and how to request it.

What you should know

Make a request for flexible working

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2020
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Richard Johnson, Ascent Employment Law and Trevor Thomas, Ascent Employment Law

Richard Johnson
Trevor Thomas

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