The Bank of Nova Scotia has detailed its return-to-office plans for its headquarters employees that are still working remotely.
On January 17, the rollout of returning to the office will begin, but most employees will abide by a hybrid model. This marks the first major bank in Canada to set a specific return date for workers.
According to spokesman Clancy Zeifman, the majority of head-office workers will work under a hybrid arrangement and all employees will have to abide by a mandatory vaccination policy.
“Recognizing that one size does not fit all, different groups will have different considerations regarding which activities should be conducted in person and which can be done virtually,” said Zeifman.
Scotiabank has offered voluntary hybrid work models for senior leaders and certain teams in Toronto since October 1. However, Zeifman added that many branches have stayed on-site throughout the pandemic.
Other banks in Canada have already brought some workers back into the office but haven’t set a specific return date just yet.