In less than two years, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is scheduled to be introduced.

The provincial government says the ORPP is needed because Ontarians aren’t saving enough. Private sector organizations say they are worried about the unintended consequences while public sector groups think the plan should be universal.

This special section has a series of articles on the recent public ORPP hearings as well as the pros and cons of the proposed plan.

Are employers turning their backs on the ORPP?
The Government of Ontario did something right when it decided to exempt certain DC plans from the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. Benefits Canada surveyed Ontario DC plan sponsors before the province revealed the ORPP’s design details, and 68% of them opposed the plan.
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Businesses scared about ORPP’s economic impact
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of major Ontario employers are calling on the provincial government to outline to the employer community the details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
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Opinions divided over DC plan exemption from ORPP
The decision by the Government of Ontario to let some DC plans be considered comparable to the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) received divided reactions from consultants.
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Ontario creates nominating council for new ORPP board
Ontario has established a nominating council to provide advice and recommendations to the government on the appointment of the initial board of directors for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administration Corporation.
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Harper, Wynne lock horns over ORPP
Premier Kathleen Wynne says Stephen Harper is standing in the way of an Ontario pension plan, while the prime minister says he’s happy to block what he calls “an enormous tax hike.”
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Mixed reaction to ORPP announcement
The Government of Ontario announced key details about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan design and reaction to the announcement was both negative and positive.
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ORPP design details announced
The Government of Ontario has announced additional details on pension plan comparability regarding the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
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Majority of Torontonians support ORPP
The majority of Torontonians are in favour of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, according to a poll.
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ORPP: Good in theory, bad in practice
While I appreciate what the Ontario government is trying to do with the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, I have a number of concerns with its approach.
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ORPP: A good move
The time is right to shore up our retirement system, and the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is a step in the right direction.
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Ontario demands feds co-operate on ORPP
Ontario wants the federal government to reverse its decision not to assist with the implementation of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
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CPP enhancement, ORPP could reduce voluntary savings: Report
A mandatory CPP expansion or the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan could lead to a reduction in voluntary savings, finds a Fraser Institute study.
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CARP wants Ottawa to reverse decision to obstruct ORPP
CARP is calling the federal government’s refusal to allow Ontarians to use the CPP payroll deduction system to contribute to Ontario’s provincial pension plan a “big disappointment.”
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Ottawa won’t co-operate on ORPP
Finance Minister Joe Oliver is telling Ontario the federal government will not co-operate in any way with the province’s move to create its own pension plan.
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Wynne promotes ORPP’s advantages
The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan will help give companies a “recruitment advantage,” according to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
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Foodservice businesses want ORPP contribution age raised
Restaurants Canada, a community of restaurants, bars and other foodservice businesses, is urging the Ontario government to raise the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan contribution age.
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ORPP opposition builds
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of large Ontario employers are calling on the provincial government to broaden its definition of a comparable pension plan under the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
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ORPP bill receives royal assent
Ontario’s Bill 56, An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, received royal assent.
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Ontario approves bill to create ORPP
Ontario has passed legislation to create the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
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ORPP reactions remain divided
Ontario’s decision to move ahead with creating the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan drew both praise and criticism when the province unveiled its budget.
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ORPP Administration Corporation details revealed
The Government of Ontario has unveiled details about its plan to create an arms-length organization to administer the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.
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ORPP bill moves ahead
Bill 56, An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), has moved one step closer to becoming law.
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The case for CAPs
Capital accumulation plans already help 2.4 million Ontario workers save for a good retirement and can largely solve the under-saving gap. The proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan should therefore not be mandatory for employers who already have a well-designed workplace plan in place for their employees.
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Does anyone like the ORPP?
Both labour and businesses say there are flaws with the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan in its current form.
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Who should be exempt from the ORPP?
A number of organizations say some employers and employees shouldn’t have to contribute to the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
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Businesses say ORPP will have negative economic effects
Businesses say the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan could lead to hiring freezes and job losses.
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Business, labour groups divided over ORPP
Business groups believe there will be unintended economic consequences if the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan becomes law, but labour organizations say it doesn’t go far enough.
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4 ways to make the ORPP work
The current version of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is problematical in its benefit design and how it’s targeted, says Keith Ambachtsheer. He suggests four features to make it better.
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Associate minister reiterates need for ORPP
The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is needed because Ontarians’ workplace pension plan coverage is low, and they aren’t saving enough, according to Associate Minister of Finance Mitzie Hunter.
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What DC plan sponsors need to know about the ORPP
The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is an unprecedented new mandatory provincial pension plan that represents the provincial government’s “made-in-Ontario” solution for expanding pension coverage for eligible employees in that province.
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Will employers scrap DC plans because of the ORPP?
Sixty-six percent of Ontario companies may consider eliminating their existing DC or group registered retirement savings plan if the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is introduced, according to a survey.
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ORPP consultation paper released
The Government of Ontario has released a consultation paper on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and is seeking feedback on essential components of the plan.
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Ontario moves ahead with ORPP
The Government of Ontario is moving ahead with its mandatory provincial pension plan, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, after the provincial budget received royal assent.
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Details about Ontario Retirement Pension Plan revealed
The Government of Ontario is moving forward with a new mandatory provincial pension plan.
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Allen MacDonald:

If I was to die before retirement or say 2 years after retiring, what percentage of my pension would my wife receive if I was making $70,000 + while employed.

Monday, October 05 at 9:39 pm | Reply

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