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Canadian employees taking less time off amid pandemic uncertainty: report

Midway through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, Humi, a human resources, benefits and payroll solutions company, noticed an interesting trend in data from…

Majority of Canadians support extending EI sickness benefit to at least 26 weeks: survey

A new survey by Ipsos for the Canadian Cancer Society showed 88 per cent of Canadians support extending the employment insurance sickness benefit to at…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Uber drivers classified as workers, given benefits in landmark U.K. ruling

Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 19, in a decision that threatens the company’s…

Alyssa Hodder joining International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans has appointed Alyssa Hodder as director of education and outreach for Canada. In the new role, she’ll be…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:13

CLHIA names Jean-François Chalifoux new board chair

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is appointing Jean-François Chalifoux, chief executive officer of SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc., as the new chair of its…

  • December 10, 2020 January 24, 2021
  • 19:10

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor is retiring and Kevin Strain is taking over in August 2021

Dean Connor, Sun Life Financial Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, is retiring, effective Aug. 6, 2021. Kevin Strain will take over as president and…

  • December 10, 2020 January 4, 2021
  • 01:24

Vodacom Group rolls out gender-neutral parental leave

Vodacom Group, a South African telecommunications firm, is providing all global employees with 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave, regardless of their gender or…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:00

How important are pet perks at work?

Allowing employees to bring their dogs to work could have a paw-sitive influence on morale, recruitment and retention, according to a new survey by Wellness Natural…

  • By: Staff
  • June 4, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:30

Work-home role ambiguity negatively affects commuters: study

Employees who think about their upcoming role at work during their morning commutes are less likely to be negatively affected, according to a recent study by the…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:45

Should employers help staff save for vacations?

Benefits plans tackle everything from retirement to rheumatoid arthritis, but should they help employees cross items off their bucket lists, too? In her research, Erica…

Diversity and inclusion key part of new parental sharing benefit

The ways that Canadians partner up is changing, leading to questions about how different types of families access parental benefits. “When we think about Canada, and we…

Roll out of higher CPP costs expected to affect HR budgets for benefits, wages

It may not happen this year, or next year, or even the year after that. But sometime between now and 2025, Canadian employers will almost…

U.S. employers offering more diverse vacation options: survey

Employers are offering more innovative ways for workers to take time off, according to a survey  by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 09:30

Empire Life appoints VP of group solutions, Canada Life names chief digital officer

The Empire Life Insurance Co. is appointing Michael Perry as senior vice-president of  group solutions. In 2016, Perry joined Empire Life as vice-president of group product…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 09:29

Is an open concept working environment really ideal for employees?

Technology is changing the way we live, but it’s also affecting how work is done and the way workspaces are designed. Indeed, computers have made…

Mental-health framework part of PSAC negotiation impasse with feds

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is declaring a bargaining impasse after failing to make substantial progress towards a new contract with the federal government. According…

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:15

Hub International acquiring assets of Clarity Benefits Group

Hub International Ltd. is acquiring the assets of Clarity Benefits Group Inc., a Calgary-based firm that provides benefits plans, life insurance and group retirement plans…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 16:13

Learn about benefits fraud at the 2019 Benefits and Pension Summit

Benefits fraud is a top concern among plan sponsors and insurance carriers, as it makes the cost of providing benefits plans more expensive, leading to…

Q&A with Aon’s Art Babcock

Q&A with Aon’s Art Babcock

On the eve of his retirement, with more than 40 years in benefits under his belt, Aon’s Art Babcock considers the industry’s move to technology,…

Ellement merging with AQ Group Solutions

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…

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 09:15

As men take on more outside-of-work roles, women win in workplace: study

Today’s corporate culture of always being on and available has led to higher levels of work-life conflict where men are struggling to balance their new…

Express Scripts Canada appoints new COO

Express Scripts Canada is appointing Michael Roszak as chief operating officer. Roszak will oversee operations, customer services, marketing, sales and clinical services. Since 2008, he was vice-president of business development…

  • By: Staff
  • April 3, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 13:55

Ontario launching program to support OPP staff, families with mental-health challenges

The government of Ontario is launching an integrated support program to help people who suffer from work-related stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. Ontario Provincial Police officers…

  • By: Staff
  • March 29, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:15

Budget 2019: More proposals that could affect plan sponsors

The 2019 federal budget offered several proposals to help working Canadians, ranging from new leave provisions to tax benefit adjustments. A potential new leave provision is aimed at…

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 14:45

Canadian Labour Congress highlights pensions, pharmacare as budget 2019 priorities

The Canadian Labour Congress’ wish list for the upcoming 2019 federal budget includes universal national pharmacare and pensions and retirement security. For pharmacare, the group…

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 10:00