||Mandatory retirement has been abolished in almost all Canadian jurisdictions. This will result in more people working past the traditional retirement ages of 60 to 65. When there was mandatory retirement, employers often ignored performance issues with older employees because they would soon retire. With the abolition of mandatory retirement, employers will have to deal with aging workers who may not be able to keep up with the evolving demands of their occupations or companies. How should employers manage this challenge? What is the risk for employers who require older employees to acquire new skills?