We’ve asked similar questions in the past to the one we’re about to ask, but considering recent census data from Statistics Canada, we thought it was about time for an update from readers.
If you read this story from Reuters, the numbers show that more Canadians are working past the traditional retirement age of 65, be it for finances or just because they enjoy it.
More than 53 per cent of Canadian men aged 65 or older worked in 2015, while 38.8 per cent of senior women were working that year. In each case, that’s double the number reported in 1995. You can read all the stats in the story.
Is that because Canadians 65 or over are healthier than they were 20 years earlier and want to work to stay active, or does it mean that with a higher cost of living in many centres, they feel the need financially to stay in the workplace?
That’s what we want to find out from GNN readers.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, feel free to expand on your thoughts in the Comments section below.