Manitoba Older Worker Project
To explore the role of older workers in Manitoba and in a broader context, The Manitoba Older Worker Project (MOWP) explores the trends in the literature and the experiences of both employers and employees. A key component of this effort focuses specifically on the salient literature with the intent of providing a sound, Manitoba-specific perspective with supporting data that examines the: • Needs and experiences of older workers in Manitoba; • Perceptions of older workers by employers and their desire and ability to retain them; and • Current policies and options for policy reform which would encourage the benefits of an older workforce. Specifically, this project is concerned with older workers 55 years of age or more who are working, unemployed or retired. The report is geared towards supporting policy and program development aimed at maintaining an older workforce that will meet the specific labour market needs of Manitoba.