Many people continue working past age 65. Staying in the workforce can help seniors stay active and involved in their communities. Many employers are realizing the benefits of hiring older workers, who have a lifetime of skills and experience to share.

B.C. eliminated mandatory retirement in 2008. You can learn more about your rights and options, including who to talk to if you’ve been treated unfairly, at the link below.

Continuing to work part-time, or volunteering, can also help ease your transition into retirement.

Working Resources


If you are looking for work, the WorkBC jobs database is a good place to start.

Job Bank

The federal government's Job Bank is another great resource for job-hunters.


ThirdQuarter is an online meeting place aimed at connecting businesses with Canadians aged 50-plus who have a wealth of workplace and life experiences and skills.

These ThirdQuarter Canadians want to use their experience and knowledge to contribute to the workforce during the third quarter of their lives

Service Canada

Service Canada has compiled a list of resources for older workers. See: