Older workers here to stay

If employers can get past biases, myths they can take advantage of this labour source
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2007

There are more seniors in Canada now than ever and they are working longer, living longer and better educated, according to new data from Statistics Canada. And that’s good news for employers facing a labour crunch, if they can figure out how to best manage this workforce, says Statistics Canada senior analyst Grant Schellenberg.

“The question isn’t how to retain older workers,” said Schellenberg, co-author of the report

A Portrait of Seniors in Canada