OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Transport Canada uses COVID-19 to move to a default ‘work from home’ policy

Innovative response

Having initially turned to teleworking as a response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Transport Canada, the agency that employs over 3,5000 people, is set to become the first Canadian government body to adopt a default policy to work from home for the immediate future.

Teleworking and virtual working opesn up new opportunities for how they organise work and how people can work remotely.

Transport Canada want to use this opportunity to leverage the digital advancements that have been made in the crisis to find the right balance of remote and in-office work to ultimately best serve employees and citizens.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

This solution will manage the transition of returning to work, as well as using the crisis as an opportunity to adapt to a digitised future of work.

Organisations/institutions involved

Transport Canada

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Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government

Issues being addressed:

  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Governance responses