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Hub acquiring Vancouver benefits firm

Hub International Ltd. is acquiring Vancouver’s Rogersworks Inc. Rogersworks is an independent benefits brokerage firm specializing in employee group benefits and association group benefits. John Ash, benefits…

How employers can mark first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A new federal holiday offers new opportunities for Canadian employers to support Indigenous employees this week and beyond, say experts. This Thursday, Sept. 30, is…

Pandemic changing ‘must have’ perks for U.S. millennial managers: survey

The coronavirus pandemic is changing what perks millennial managers consider “must haves,” according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. It found millennial managers (ages 26…

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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Amazon beefing up benefits, pay in North America amid tight labour market

Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its education benefits to cover college tuition expenses for frontline workers in the U.S. The benefit is available to U.S. employees…

Liberals promising 10 sick days for federally regulated employees

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising 10 sick days for federally regulated employees. Trudeau made the promise on the federal election trail on Friday ahead of Canadians going…

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Canadian employers expecting to increase salaries by 3% in 2022: survey

Canadian employers said they expect salaries to increase from just over two per cent in 2021 to about three per cent in 2022, according to…

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  • August 23, 2021 August 23, 2021
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Willis Towers Watson selling Willis Re to Gallagher for US$3.25BN

Willis Towers Watson is selling its global reinsurance business, Willis Re, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for US$3.25 billion. The transaction is set to…

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  • August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
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Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

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  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00
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73% of Canadians believe their employers perform strongly on social issues: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees said they believe their employers perform strongly on social issues, such as health and safety or equity…

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
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GroupHEALTH acquiring stake in B.C.-based benefits software developer

Group Health Group Holdings Inc. is acquiring a minority interest in CDAT Software Inc., the British Columbia-based maker of Oliver benefits administration software. In June,…

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  • July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021
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Expert panel: How plan sponsors can help make retirement, pensions more equitable

Diversity, equity and inclusion is top of mind for many plan sponsors these days. And, while issues around retirement and pensions likely aren’t the key focus…

People Corporation acquiring B.C.-based Burton Financial

People Corporation Inc. is acquiring British-Columbia-based group benefits, retirement and insurance consulting company Burton Financial Ltd. Burton’s principals, Sean and Darla Trimble, will continue to…

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  • July 2, 2021 July 15, 2021
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Why you should hire a manager of accessibility

In hiring its first manager of accessibility, Rogers Communications Inc. isn’t only ensuring it’s compliant with federal legislation, the company is also integrating the practice…

DOJ suing to block Aon’s US$30BN acquisition of Willis Towers Watson

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is suing to block the merger of two of the world’s largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition,…

Collective Arts Brewing tapping into digital communication tools amid pandemic

Effective communications has become a necessity for employers since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. At Collective Arts Brewing Ltd., it’s also helping the company…

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Aon selling U.S. retirement assets on road to Willis Towers Watson merger

Aon is selling its U.S. retirement business to Aquiline Capital Partners and its retiree health exchange business to Alight Solutions for a total of US$1.4…

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  • June 8, 2021 June 8, 2021
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Nestlé plant workers ending strike after winning benefits, pension increases

The 470 striking workers at a Nestlé Canada chocolate bar factory in Toronto are heading back to work as their union reached an agreement with…

Employers evolving programs, policies during pandemic: survey

Amid the rising pressures and challenges of the shift to remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, employers are adjusting organizational programs to…

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  • May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021
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Majority of U.S. employers offering paid sick leave in 2021: survey

Nine out of 10 traditional paid leave plans in the U.S. include sick leave in 2021, found a survey by XpertHR, a subsidiary of LexisNexis…

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  • May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021
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Aon, Willis Towers Watson selling some assets to Gallagher on way to merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have reached an agreement to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking, as…

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  • May 13, 2021 May 19, 2021
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Riverview Insurance Solutions, Sterling Capital Brokers merging

Red Deer, Alta.-based Riverview Insurance Solutions is merging with Sterling Capital Brokers Ltd., an independent benefits consulting firm based in Toronto. Sterling Capital was founded in…

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  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
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Pensions, permanency of contract workers at heart of Nestlé strike

More than 470 employees at a Nestlé Canada plant in Toronto are on strike after Unifor Local 252 and the company failed to reach an…

Canadians relying too heavily on employer-provided life insurance: survey

A majority of Canadians with life insurance are relying solely on the coverage provided by their employer’s benefits plan, according to a new survey by…

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  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
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What are the current provincial policies on emergency, sick leave amid the coronavirus pandemic?

While the debate over paid sick days intensifies across Canada, only two provinces currently offer this benefit on a permanent basis. On April 30, Ontario…

Twitter’s monthly #DaysofRest initiative helping prevent employee burnout amid pandemic

In the wake of upheaval in 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racially charged events in the U.S. that ignited a year of social…