Aging in the Canadian Workplace - What's in the Future?

April 18, 2015 | Charlene

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In 2011, the Canadian census data showed that for the first time, there were more people in the age group where people typically leave the labour force (55 to 64), than in the age group where people typically enter it (15 to 24).

Recent statistics show that by 2031, one-quarter of Canada’s population will be over 65 years old. Older workers are choosing to work past mandatory retirement age. "The share of workers who expect to work full time past the age of 65 has now surpassed those who think they’ll be fully retired at that age, according to a national survey."

This trend is expected to continue as people live longer, healthier lives. What challenges and opportunities does the aging workforce present for the mature worker?

To find out more about this topic, consider attending a library program in which Sandra Kerr, Director of Programs for 50+ at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University will be speaking at North York Central Library Auditorium on Thursday May 7, 2015 at 6:30.  Registration is free. Register online

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