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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…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

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,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021
  • 15:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 15:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • June 8, 2021 June 8, 2021
  • 09:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 15:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021
  • 09:00

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
  • 15:00

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
  • 09:00
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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…

Offering commuting perks part of post-pandemic planning for employers

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute…

New stock option regime set to take effect this July

The federal government’s recent budget confirmed its intention to proceed with the new stock option regime previously announced in its November 30, 2020, economic statement…

Ontario sick leave should be delivered directly through employers: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is in talks with Ontario as the province looks to provide paid sick days to employees, but stressed that…

Employees in Alberta getting paid coronavirus vaccination leave

Alberta recently joined a growing list of provinces and territories that are amending legislation to introduce paid time off for workers who wish to get…

Earth Day: Strong support for sustainable investing coming from plan members

It isn’t just asset managers who are increasingly embracing the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making. An important contributor to “record…


Federal budget highlights national childcare system, extension of pandemic subsidies

In its 2021 budget on Monday, the federal government said it’s proposing nearly $30 billion over the next five years towards a national community-based childcare…

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  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers looking at location-based pay amid shift to remote working: survey

As the shift to full-time remote working endures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, location-based pay policies are coming to the forefront of discussions as employers…

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2021 April 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Head to head: Should Canadian policy-makers facilitate a workplace emergency savings benefit?

With many employees struggling with finances since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, two experts weigh in on the viability of offering a workplace emergency…