How are older Canadians spending their time? A recently released Statistics Canada Survey (Aging Well: Time Use Patterns of Older Canadians) tries to answer that question. This has impacts on the workplace. As the authors note:
Like other countries in the Western world, Canada 's population is aging. It is expected that the number of Canadians over age 65 will reach 22% of the total population by 2026 in comparison to 13% in 2005 and just 8% in 1971 (Statistics Canada Cansim).
What are employers doing to address the demographics? Not a lot according to a couple of short Globe and Mail articles (Firms not addressing job shortages, study says and Employers lack action to address aging work force ).
This is one of those topics where opinion is divided - some ascribe to the view that the "demographic" shift will have a significant adverse impact on those workplaces that do not prepare for it while others hold that the impact is overstated and, ultimately, will be negligible.
I guess time will tell which view is correct.