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An expertly written and produced booklet for workers 45+ who are seeking a change or heading back to the workforce. Produced by ALIS (Alberta Works), this is a warm, friendly and thoroughly detailed guide for anyone 45+ thinking about a change in employment or status.
You can download the 48 page booklet or order copies online.
Published: January 17, 2013, 1:42 PM
The elimination of mandatory retirement means HR professionals must be prepared to meet the needs of older employees
Simon Heath, Keyser Mason Ball LLP
Ontario's working population continues to age. Given the elimination of mandatory retirement, human resources practitioners across Ontario must address the reality that workers are working beyond age 65 (out of preference and out of necessity).
This seminar will provide guidance to human resources professionals on key issues in managing an aging workfoce. It will review the law on retirement, the obligations to accommodate an aging workforce to the point of undue hardship, the bona fide occupational job requirement and health and safety defenses, performance management of older employees and what, if any impact, the age of an employee should have on the duty to mitigate wrongful dismissal damages.
Topics to be discussed include:
•A review of the law of retirement in Ontario under the Ontario Human Rights Code and what employers can ask and what they should not ask their older employees. •A review of the duty to accommodate and new areas of accommodation in the workplace that are arising from the obligation to accommodate an aging workforce. •Defenses to the Duty to Accommodate and aging workforce including the bona fide occupational job requirement and health and safety concerns. •How do you properly performance manage an older worker? •What impact should an employee’s age have on the duty to mitigate severance packages and wrongful dismissal claims
This webinar includes 1.5 recertification points.
PRESENTER: Simon Heath, Keyser Mason Ball LLP.
Simon Heath is a member of the Human Resources and Employee Relations Law group at Keyser Mason Ball LLP in Mississauga, Ontario. Simon provides advice and represents union, non-union, private and public sector employers across Ontario. Simon's practice is focused on three key areas: employment law, human rights law and labour relations.
Simon has extensive experience in the dynamic field of human rights and accommodation in the workplace and he routinely advises clients on the importance of these potentally disruptive workplace issues. He also provides support of call kind to corporate lawyers and has extensive experience in preparing independent contractor agreements.
Published: February 20, 2013, 5:57 PM
Alberta Works programs and services help unemployed people find, train, and keep jobs, it helps employers meet their need for skilled workers, and it provides Albertans a variety of career and employment supports.
Published: January 17, 2013, 4:48 PM
Alberta Works is a valuable resource that is thorough and easy to understand for workers of all ages and all occupations. While a lot of the resources are specific to Alberta, there is enough material here that can benefit anyone such as resume preparation, interviews and offers, networking, finding the right fit and navigation of the system.
Here you will find resources that may help you in your work search.
View Alberta Work Search Online for:
View the ALIS Employment Tips for:
See the Publications website to download helpful PDF resources including:
Job Banks Posting and Job Matching Services
Find work across the province in all kinds of industries, regions and professions. Helpful links have been grouped together to get you started with more than 190 job posting sites.
If you are seeking a job placement service to access job opportunities that match your skill set, go to the Canada/Alberta JOBS websiteJob Match feature. After performing a match, you will receive a list of employers with matching job vacancies.
Published: January 17, 2013, 1:39 PM
What is CARP?
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.
A society in which everyone can live active, independent, purposeful lives as they age.
CARP is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as we age by:
Published: January 18, 2013, 10:52 AM
The latest issue of Hire Perspective is out. It is jam-packed with news and new job postings.
Published: April 15, 2013, 2:43 PM
The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College promotes quality of employment as an imperative for the 21st century multigenerational workforce. Each year, the Centre studies the practices of employees. In 2011, it looked at how leading firms attract and engage older workers.
Published: May 22, 2012, 11:02 AM
In 2010, the Sloan Center completed a study on older workers in the United States. It examined the results and trends of older and retired individuals returning to the workforce.
Published: May 22, 2012, 1:20 PM
In an April 2012 report, Statistics Canada reported on the nature and numbers of older workers in the Canadian workforce with special focus on job related training.
Published: May 22, 2012, 11:07 AM
In its October 2011 study, Statistics Canada examines why The employment rate of individuals 55 or over has grown noticeably in recent years.
Published: May 22, 2012, 11:07 AM
Link to a variety of resources for people who are looking for career or education information.
Published: January 15, 2013, 9:14 PM
Free Resume Tutor service
Published: January 15, 2013, 9:10 PM
The Sun Life Canadian Unretirement™ Index measures how we view retirement and how we feel about our plans to get there. Since 2008, it has been a measure of how retirement – or unretirement in many cases - is changing across this country.
Published: May 22, 2012, 10:57 AM
In October 2010, the Canada Business Network reported on the benefits that come to firms from hiring older workers.
Published: May 22, 2012, 10:46 AM
In 2011, ThirdQuarter undertook a number of surveys of Canadian business and its registered individuals and firms. It examined attitudes of older Canadians to retirement and work and asked firms about their practices in hiring older workers. The results of these surveys were collected in a report to the National Seniors Council during their national consultations on seniors and work in Canada.
Published: May 22, 2012, 1:21 PM
In February 2012, Toronto Dominion Economics reported that Canadian older workers have dominated the gains in the labour market in recent years. Canadians aged 60 years and over have accounted for about one-third of all net job gains since the economic recovery began in July 2009. Yet, they only account for 8% of the total labour force.
Published: May 22, 2012, 11:05 AM