Enabling change: From disability to inclusion

Electricity sector looks to people with disabilities to fill imminent retirement gaps
By Michelle Branigan and Julia Aitken
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/04/2017
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Like many industries across the country, the electricity sector is seeing retirements increase and is looking at ways to replace highly skilled talent. Credit: yuttana Contributor Studio (Shutterstock)

The number of Canadians who are 65 or older grew 20 per cent between 2011 and 2016, surpassing for the first time the number of children aged 14 and under, according to Statistics Canada. And while the working-age population represents one of the largest proportions among G7 countries, there are two people about to retire for every one poised to join it.

And while not all older workers are ready, or financially able, to sail into retirement, this will create labour market challenges for employers, governments and educators alike.

Like many industries across the country, the electricity sector is seeing retirements increase and is looking at ways to replace highly skilled talent.