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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

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“I still want to work after I retire. What are my options?”


Older workers have a lot to offer. And you have a lot of post-retirement options. The key to a satisfying work life after retirement is carefully planning your transition. That starts with knowing yourself, knowing what you want, evaluating your situation, and finding options that suit you.

Here are some questions to consider:

  1. What is your financial situation? How much do you need to earn? How will your earnings affect your taxes? Your pensions?
  2. What kind of work do you want? And what don’t you want? Knowing what you want from a job will help you focus your search.
  3. What are your interests, skills, and preferences? Do you need to upgrade to find the kind of work you want?

Options to explore

  • Research organizations that value a diversity of age and experience. Checking out the mission, vision, and value statements on their websites is a good place to start.
  • Consider part-time work or non-traditional work structures such as consulting, contract work, job sharing, temporary assignments, work-from-home positions, or self-employment. Talk with your current employer to explore your options.
  • Consider new directions. You can use your skills in a new field or turn a hobby into a new business or career.
  • Use labour market information to find job opportunities and trends.
  • Stay in touch with your network to find jobs that may not be advertised.
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If you require immediate assistance, please call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.

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