Region Building Series #1: Growing Niagara - A closer look at Niagara’s aging population

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Region Building Series #1: Growing Niagara - A closer look at Niagara’s aging population

This study takes a closer look at the Niagara numbers to see how they stand up to the ongoing narrative that the region has trouble attracting younger workers.


A Brief Overview:

The attraction of a younger skilled workforce has become a goal of municipalities across Canada. The presence of young people and young families is seen as a sign of a healthy, growing community.

A younger labour force supports a stable tax base. As older workers enter retirement and exit the workforce, they are replaced by younger workers, continuing the flow of tax revenues needed to fund desirable services for both younger and older citizens. And so, communities across Ontario, across Canada and even around the world develop strategies to attract and retain its younger citizens.

Like many of the world’s major economies, Canada has an aging population which could ultimately put a strain on its economy, its pension, and its healthcare systems. This study takes a closer look at the Niagara numbers to see how they stand up to the ongoing narrative that the region has trouble attracting younger workers.

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