Ellement Consulting Group is merging with AQ Group Solutions to create an enhanced offering in the Canadian employee benefits market.

The merger will combine AQ Group Solutions’ customer service, group benefits and retirement solutions with Ellement’ actuarial consulting experience. It will be operated under the Ellement brand.

Laura Lomow, president of AQ Solutions, will become a partner at Ellement and will lead the employee benefits operation. “This move is exciting for AQ,” said Lomow, in a press release. “It was important for us to partner with an organization that shared our values, principles and commitment to our employees and clients.”

The merger will provide Ellement with a broader offering of talent and expertise, said Brandon Ellement, chief executive officer of Ellement. “This is an opportunity for Ellement to solidify our position as a leading employee benefits consultancy by bringing these two successful organizations together.”