Training older workers can offset shortages due to aging: Report

Across the board shortages unlikely, but some areas like nursing and IT may be hit hard
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/13/2004

An aging workforce is not a “crisis” but a “challenge” that can be managed with careful planning by employers and governments, according to a report by sociologists at the University of Western Ontario, in London.

An increasingly older workforce is certainly going to be an issue, but not the only issue, said Julie Ann McMullin, one of the authors of

Labour Force Ageing and Skill Shortages in Canada and Ontario