HR Toolkit

HR Policies & Employment Legislation

Sample Policies on Common HR Topics


Employment standards laws do not specify a retirement age.

Human rights laws generally prohibit discrimination based on age. In some provinces and territories this protection is deemed to prohibit mandatory retirement. In others, employers can require employers to retire at a specified age (usually 65). Make sure to review your province or territory's human rights provisions on mandatory retirement. And be sure to consult the Human rights legislation in your province or territory to make sure your retirement policy complies with it.


Sample policies

Retirement - Volunteer Calgary (PDF - 34KB)

  • States a normal retirement age, but retirement is not required
  • Outlines issues to be reviewed if an employee wishes to stay employed beyond 65

Retirement - Canadian Interuniversity Sport (PDF - 27KB)

  • Addresses the topic of retirement in a simple, straightforward way