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September 2005
Vol. 6, no. 9

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Post-retirement employment
Grant Schellenberg, Martin Turcotte and Bali Ram

  • Just over one-fifth of retirees (22%) returned to paid employment after their initial retirement.
  • Post-retirement employment was most prevalent among individuals who initially left the labour force before age 60, had previously worked in a professional occupation, and were in good health.
  • While financial considerations were cited most frequently as the reason for returning to paid employment, non-financial reasons were often mentioned as well.
  • Almost half (45%) of retirees who returned to paid employment did so on a part-time basis.

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Grant Schellenberg and Martin Turcotte are with the Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division. Grant Schellenberg can be reached at (613) 951-9580. Martin Turcotte at (613) 951-2290. Bali Ram is with Demography Division. He can be reached at (613) 951-2347. All three authors can be reached at

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