Normally at this time of year, Canadian families would be rushing to stores and spending money on back to school shopping.
According to a survey from RetailMeNot.ca 22 percent of Canadian parents are considering homeschooling as an option for their children this year.
and that means a shift in back to school shopping.
The survey shows 65% of parents are prioritizing school supplies such as books, pencils and notepads – foregoing spending on clothing & accessories.
Parents are also looking for new ways to shop with 56% turning to online versus 35% at this time last year.