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Your Finances and Health Affect Your Work Choices

Your finances and health can affect the work choices you make now and in the future.

Use this information to identify challenges you might face and resources to help you succeed.

Your finances

Get a clear picture of your income and expenses

  • Read the budgeting and financial planning resources on alis. You'll find help on topics such as budgeting for school, saving money, understanding your financial situation, and managing debt.
  • Contact Money Mentors for not-for-profit credit counselling and money coaching.

Find out what supports you’re entitled to

Learn about the supports you can receive if you’ve lost your job. This includes severance, settlement, and employment insurance.

Learn about pensions

  • Visit Pensions and Retirement for information about the Canada Pension Plan and other income sources for people over 60.
  • Contact your past and current employers about other pensions you may be entitled to.

Do some financial planning

Talk to your banker, financial advisor, or accountant. Ask questions like:

  • Will my expenses rise or fall over the next few years?
  • How much income do I need in order to retire?
  • Can I afford to retire or cut back on the hours I work?

Your Health

Take care of yourself

Your health is one of your key assets. When you’re in good health, you’re more likely to enjoy life and work, and better able to take advantage of opportunities that come your way. Here are ways to help you stay healthy:

Manage stress and declining energy

Take advantage of these tip sheets and resources:

Find assistance and support for your disability

Get the support you need to help you keep working.

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