Are you over 50 and looking for work or thinking about retirement? Read this article to find information and resources to help you make your career decisions.
You have a lot to offer
As a mature worker you’ve developed valuable skills, abilities and knowledge over your lifetime. When people like you leave the workforce, organizations can lose experience, leadership and history. Employers and policy makers realize this and are taking steps to support and encourage mature workers.
If you’re looking for information about working, check out these resources designed for mature workers:
The following resources provide background information for workers over the age of 50 and those supporting them:
- What Works: Career–Building Strategies for People From Diverse Groups – Older Workers
- Mature Workers in Alberta
- Facilitating the Retention and/or Re–Entry of Mature Workers in the Workplace: A Mature Worker Study (PDF)
- Expert Panel on Older Workers (PDF)
If you’re considering retirement, these resources will be helpful: