Canada’s Aging Workforce

Older workers in Canada nearly tripled in number from 1996 to 2018, bringing the ratio of older (55 and over) to younger (25 to 34) workers near parity. (StatsCan, 2018)

68.2% of people aged 55 to 64 were working in October 2021 (StatsCan, 2021).

Older workers tend to have:

Did you know?

Older workers tend to be loyal and are less likely to change jobs as frequently

Age does not determine curiousity or capacity to learn

Older workers suffer fewer job-related injuries, although injuries may be more severe

Many workers, regardless of age, enjoy new technology

A safe workplace benefits all workers

Training tips

A well-designed workplace benefits everyone. Workers of all ages are more likely to remain in workplaces that prioritize their safety and well-being.