Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Canada: Best Employers for Workers over 40

The Globe and Mail has announced its list of Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 for 2012, a group of organizations that are "taking care to keep talent in the house longer with programs and benefits designed for older workers."

The winners--Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Agrium Inc., BMO Financial Group, Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Dalhousie University, Desjardins Group, EllisDon Corporation, Enbridge Inc., HP Advanced Solutions Inc., Manitoba Hydro, NB Power Holding Corporation, Office of the Auditor General of Canada, SaskTel, and University of Toronto--demonstrated their commitment to older workers through various practics:
stable pensions, particularly defined-benefit programs that have become increasingly rare over the past decade; targeted recruitment of older employees; health plans that extend into retirement with no age limit; opportunities for training and development; flexible working arrangements and time off; recognition of previous experience for vacation entitlements; retirement planning; and phased-in retirement working options and mentorship programs to ensure that skills are passed to younger workers.
At the Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 website, detailed information is provided about each of the employers.

Source: The Globe and Mail (April 3, 2012)

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