Mandatory retirement is history in B.C

Amendments to Human Rights Code extend protection from age discrimination to those over 65
By Kirsten Hume
|Canadian Employment Law Today

British Columbia has become the latest province to abolish mandatory retirement. Introduced in April 2007, the

Human Rights Code (Mandatory Retirement Elimination) Amendment Act

came into force in B.C. on Jan. 1, 2008. Mandatory retirement has now been banned in all jurisdictions in Canada except for Nova Scotia, which will be implementing a ban in 2009.