Canada's Aging Workforce: A National Conference on Maximizing Employment Opportunities for Mature Workers

02/10/2011

On behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the Public Policy Forum (PPF) organized a national conference on October 28th, 2010 in Ottawa to explore the reemployment, retention, and recruitment of mature workers. Entitled Canada's Aging Workforce: A National Conference on Maximizing Employment Opportunities for Mature Workers, the conference provided an opportunity to examine emerging labour market trends, discuss the issues facing mature workers, and share insights and practices across sectors and industries. With close to 100 participants, the multi-sector dialogue engaged a wide range of stakeholders and featured various employment strategies, including a presentation on Australia's response to the aging workforce. This report presents a summary of the key themes discussed throughout the conference and captures a range of perspectives on increasing the labour market participation of mature workers.