Ministry of Justice
Eliminating Mandatory Retirement
As of Jan. 1, 2008, employees can choose when they want to retire. Changes to human rights legislation protects all people 19 years and over from discrimination on the basis of age. This means people cannot be forced to retire. The law will apply to all workplaces in British Columbia, except those regulated by the federal government.
For more information see the following:
- Want to Work Past 65? Now You Can Choose! (English)
- Want to Work Past 65? Now You Can Choose! (Chinese)
- Want to Work Past 65? Now You Can Choose! (Punjabi)
- Information Bulletin
For more information on changes to British Columbia's Human Rights Code that eliminate mandatory retirement, please see "Frequently Asked Questions About Eliminating Mandatory Retirement".