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Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards wins supporting engagement, recruitment

The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan is reporting increased employee engagement following a pair of wins in Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards. The ASEBP’s extensive mental-health…

U of T, Unifor agreement includes retirement gains, gender affirmation coverage

The union representing 89 employees at the University of Toronto has ratified a two-year agreement that includes retirement and benefits gains, including gender affirmation coverage.…

Ontario court overturns $249K judgment against employer that denied worker LTD benefits

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a $248,931 judgment against an employer that denied long-term disability benefits to an employee, citing the trial judge’s…

Clyde & Co enhances global parental leave offering

Global law firm Clyde & Co is rolling out a globally-consistent parental leave offering that will be available to all employees and partners with at…

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  • May 23, 2023 May 19, 2023
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Grand River Transit, Unifor agreement includes benefits gains, bereavement leave

The union representing more than 700 employees at Grand River Transit in Waterloo, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes benefits gains. The…

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  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
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Community Savings reducing mental-health stigma through wellness supports, advocacy work

Community Savings Credit Union is reducing stigma around mental health in the workplace and the community through increased wellness support and advocacy work. The British…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A pair of surveys on the state of Canadian workers’ mental health were among the most-read stories on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • May 12, 2023 May 11, 2023
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36% of working moms willing to take pay cut in exchange for remote work: survey

More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadian working mothers say they’d accept a salary reduction in exchange for a fully remote working arrangement,…

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  • May 12, 2023 May 11, 2023
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Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

WestJet, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing 350 WestJet employees at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has ratified a 2.5-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement…

Survey finds 40% of workers taking time off due to mental-health concerns

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’ve taken time off work in the last five years due to mental-health concerns, according to a…

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  • May 8, 2023 May 8, 2023
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UTE, CRA tentative agreement includes remote work protections, improved vacation

The Union of Taxation Employees and the Canada Revenue Agency have reached a tentative agreement that includes new protections around remote work and improved vacation.…

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  • May 5, 2023 May 5, 2023
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57% of Canadian employees say they don’t get enough vacation time: survey

More than half (57 per cent) of Canadian employees say they don’t get enough vacation time, according to a new survey by Expedia.ca. The survey,…

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  • May 5, 2023 May 4, 2023
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2023 Workplace Benefits Awards opens for entries

Over the past three years, employers around the globe have been facing unprecedented levels of change, driving innovative thinking as they transform their workplace policies…

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  • April 28, 2023 April 27, 2023
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on two upcoming executive departures at the Ontario Pension Board was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

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  • April 28, 2023 April 27, 2023
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Yukon introducing government-funded paid sick leave program

Yukon is the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide government-funded paid sick leave with a program targeting workers who are most likely to suffer from…

TMX Group among employers signing more inclusive, equitable parental leave pledge

TMX Group Ltd. is among 23 Canadian employers that have signed on to a new parental leave pledge created by Women in Capital Markets. The…

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Thomson Reuters introducing minimum 16-week paid leave for all new parents

Thomson Reuters Corp. is introducing a minimum 16-week paid leave for all employees who are welcoming a new child, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation,…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on why a higher salary is the No. 1 reason employees are searching for a new job was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com…

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  • April 14, 2023 April 14, 2023
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How Shopify is supporting employee well-being with additional paid time off

Just like professional athletes, employees have to balance high performance with periods of rest. To this end, Shopify Inc. introduced its Intermission program in 2018…

Q&A with Schneider Electric’s Christopher Lewis

Schneider Electric’s senior compensation and benefits leader talks about adapting benefits to flex work, artificial intelligence and time spent gardening. Q: What top challenges do…

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Northern Transformer, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing 70 employees at Northern Transformer in Vaughan, Ont. has ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement…

Absences, presenteeism costing employers nearly $645 million annually: report

Employee absences and presenteeism are costing Canadian employers nearly $645 million annually, according to a new report by Manulife Financial Corp. The report — which analyzed…

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  • April 12, 2023 April 11, 2023
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Employee recognition leads to decreased absenteeism, increased productivity: report

Employers that report high levels of employee recognition can expect increased productivity and decreased rates of absenteeism and safety incidents, according to a new report…

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  • April 5, 2023 April 4, 2023
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CPPIB investing in Seattle real estate, BCI in legacy acquirer

Most Seattle gig workers to receive paid sick leave under new law

Most gig workers in Seattle will be permanently entitled to paid sick leave under a new law that expands coronavirus pandemic-era protections and strengthens labour…

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Workplace cancer strategies can support employee health, reduce benefits costs: webinar

By focusing on cancer as part of a wider chronic disease management strategy, employers can support employee health while reducing benefits costs, said Chris Bonnett,…