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CBSA, PSAC, CIU agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The unions representing more than 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency employees have ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement…

Meet the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

With the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process soon drawing to a close, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2024 June 28, 2024
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A look at what’s next for inclusive employee benefits

When looking at the future of inclusive benefits, it’s important for employers to take a holistic approach and ensure their benefits plans offer something for…

Employees hesitant to take time off turning to ‘quiet vacationing’: expert

As the lines between work and family life become increasingly blurred amid the rise of remote working, employees are finding it hard to take time…

Okta’s parental leave benefit is helping dads stay home with their newborn, adopted children

Okta Inc.’s enhanced parental leave benefit for non-birthing parents is helping more employees who are fathers take time off to bond with their newborn or…

Deadline extended for the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The original industry awards program has been recognizing…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2024 June 14, 2024
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Martin Brower, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

Warehouse workers and transportation drivers employed by Martin Brower in Ontario have ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The workers,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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How employers can help mothers maintain a healthy work-life balance

To help working mothers with the sometimes overwhelming task of maintaining a work-life balance, employers can invest in inclusive, flexible policies and provide support when…

2024 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Is your organization leading the way in transforming policies and programs to meet the evolving needs of employees? Are you stepping up your financial wellness…

  • By: Staff
  • April 30, 2024 April 30, 2024
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70% of employers say it’s impossible to offer all benefits demanded by employees: survey

While employers recognize employee benefits are an important part of attracting and retaining talent, seven in 10 (70 per cent) say it’s impossible to offer…

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  • April 19, 2024 May 3, 2024
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How climate change is impacting benefits, employee health

During Canada’s unprecedented 2023 wildfire season, 6,500 individual fires burned more than 18.4 million hectares of land — and wildland firefighters bore the brunt of…

What plan sponsors should know ahead of rollout of new obesity drugs in Canada

A new generation of glucagon-like peptide-1 drugs approved for the treatment of obesity will soon be available in Canada, presenting an opportunity for plan sponsors…

Nearly half of working Canadian women disappointed with employer’s support during maternity leave: survey

Nearly half of Canadian women employees say they’re dissatisfied with their organizations’ support during maternity leave, according to a survey by Maturn. The survey, which…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2024 March 25, 2024
  • 09:00

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

An article on how a shorter workweek can support higher levels of employee health and happiness was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the…

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  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 2024
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How employers can prioritize women’s health in benefits plans

Amid a wave of frank and open discussions about women’s health, more plan sponsors are beginning to review their benefits and human resources policies with…

Report finds women taking 69% of all mental-health leaves of absence

In 2023, women took 69 per cent of all leaves of absence related to mental health in North America, according to a new report by ComPsych…

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  • March 8, 2024 March 8, 2024
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How employers can support sandwich generation caregivers

Employers can support sandwich generation caregivers by providing extensive well-being benefits, flexibility and leadership training, says Michael Mousseau, national well-being practice leader at Arthur J.…

Manulife enhances family benefits for Canadian employees

How family-building benefits can support employee well-being, retention

Family-building benefits can go a long way in supporting employers’ attraction and retention efforts, says David Krieger, regional vice-president of benefits consulting at BFL Canada.…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
  • 09:00

How remote working is impacting employee mental health

As the mental-health concerns of employees in remote working arrangements continue to evolve, Thomson Reuters Corp. is taking a flexible approach to supporting these workers.…

84% of U.S. employers planning to adjust leave programs in the next two years: survey

A majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to make changes to their leave programs in the next two years, according to a…

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  • February 5, 2024 February 5, 2024
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Loyalist College janitors’ new contract includes pension, sick days

Robinson Solutions, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing more than 160 employees at facilities services provider Robinson Solutions in Oshawa, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension…

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  • January 31, 2024 January 30, 2024
  • 09:00

Willful expanding bereavement leave to provide employees with additional support, flexibility

Canadian online estate planning company Willful is expanding its bereavement policy to provide more employee support and flexibility. Employees are allowed up to 15 consecutive business days…

Top 10 benefits stories of 2023

A story on how plan sponsors and insurers are considering covering weight-loss drugs as part of a broader push towards more inclusive benefits was the…

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  • December 19, 2023 December 18, 2023
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A look at Capital One Canada’s inclusive parental leave, time off programs

Inclusivity has long been a priority at Capital One Canada and its employee leave programs are no exception. As a result of this focus, the…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 15, 2023 December 14, 2023
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Coverage of the 2023 Mental Health Summit

On Nov. 7, Benefits Canada hosted its annual Mental Health Summit, the industry’s most popular and well-known conference in this space. Designed for our audience of employers…