Whether it’s for their health, their finances or just to occupy their spare time, the latest census figures show more Canadians are working longer careers. The census also shows one-fifth of seniors over age 65 were in the workforce last year, twice the number from 20 years ago. At the age of 70, nearly three in 10 men did some sort of work in 2015. The shift is even more dramatic for women. Some 38.8 per cent of senior women worked in 2015, twice as many as in 1995, while the percentage of women working at 70 more than doubled over the same 20-year period.
And getting to work is isn’t getting any faster. Commute times inched up in 2016, due to an increased in traffic congestion and more Canadians opting to take public transit, which tends to be a slower mode of transportation. The overall numbers seem to indicate that it’s high time for governments and businesses to re-evaluate the way they view Canada’s senior citizens.
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