The Government of Canada repealed certain provisions of the Canadian Human Rights Act that allowed for mandatory retirement. Federally regulated employers are now prohibited from forcing mandatory retirement at a certain age, unless it is due to a bona fide occupational requirement. Changes took effect in December 2012.
For more information, see:
- Employment and Social Development Canada’s News Release from December 2012.
- Canada’s Economic Action Plan’s website at Eliminating the Mandatory Retirement Age.