Based on The Globe and Mail report
We see that many middle-aged workers who juggle the demands of their jobs with the care of an elderly loved one are choosing retirement over the emotional stress of being torn between their professional and private lives. But, with the economy facing labour-market shortages and as an aging population straining the social security system,what could be done?
“There are currently 6.1 million employed Canadians who are providing to a family member or friend,” Ms. Alice Wong, the Minister of State for Seniors said a news release. The federal Conservative government is searching for ways to keep Canadians working for as long as they want to be employed. “Our government will work with employers through the Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan to help identify cost-effective workplace solutions to support employed caregivers, helping them to achieve a better balance of work and caring responsibilities.”To that end, the Minister of State for Seniors, will announce a Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan that aims to find ways to accommodate workers who are caregivers during their off hours.