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As small businesses continue to face labour shortages, new opportunities may arise from older Canadians looking to get back into the workforce. Previous CFIB research from Western Canada found that small business owners value experience, a strong work ethic, and loyalty that many older workers bring to the workplace. Though some small business owners are looking to hire seniors, they can face barriers when attempting to hire an older worker such as hiring costs and training.
CFIB provided several recommendations to policy makers in order to make it easier to connect older workers with small businesses who are interested in hiring them. Our recommendations include:
See our submission for the full list of recommendations.
If you have questions about our submission, or for help hiring an older worker, contact a CFIB Business Counsellor at [email protected] or by telephone at 1 888-234-2232.