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Alberta Cargill, UFCW deal includes enhanced health benefits, wages

About 2,000 workers at the Cargill Inc. beef plant in High River, Alta., are calling off a strike after reaching a deal this weekend that…

SAP focusing on employee support, environmental issues in wake of B.C. floods

With climate change impacting the lives of Canadian employees, there’s a range of things employers can do to tackle the issue head on. As people…

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How employers can solve the inflation puzzle amid war for talent

As inflation hits a record high in Canada, employers are helping workers weather the storm through various benefits and compensation offerings, according to several experts.…

Expert panel: How to get, keep top talent amid labour crunch

For months, Canadian employers have been creaking under the strain of a labour crunch. Finding top talent has always been one of leaders’ most pressing…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at demand from employees for more comprehensive benefits offerings took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C. municipality supporting employee fitness with new wellness program

Employees of the municipal government of East Kootenay, B.C., are staying active during their workday through a new physical wellness program. The program, run by…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Nordstrom offering hiring, overnight bonuses this holiday season

Nordstrom Inc. is ramping up its hiring efforts this holiday season by offering new employees up to $650 in incentive pay. As the busy holiday…

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  • November 24, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 15:00

Manulife employee adopts 2 children with help from enhanced benefits offering

Mandy Kwasnica and her husband’s lifelong dream to add children to their family has come true. The couple recently brought two children — Anya, 9,…

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  • November 24, 2021 November 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How to connect with employees in a remote world

In Canada, the coronavirus pandemic is entering a new phase — vaccines are widely available, travel restrictions are gradually lifting and people are returning to…

How is the pandemic, policy issues impacting group benefits and pharmaceutical industries?

The proposed amendments to the patented medicines regulations by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board could have a big impact on both the group insurance…

Citigroup supporting employee wellness as return-to-office plans take shape

As Citigroup Inc. begins rolling out its plans for returning to the workplace, it’s focusing on supporting employees’ mental health and wellness throughout the transition.…

Employer health benefits cost trends to rise 8.1% globally in 2022: survey

Employer-sponsored health benefits cost trends are expected to increase 8.1 per cent on average globally in 2022, according to a new survey by Willis Towers…

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  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 15:00

Employees want more comprehensive benefits coverage: survey

Canadian employees want more comprehensive coverage under their benefits plans, according to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada and Telus Health. The survey,…

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  • November 19, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:05

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at dynamic pension pools as a decumulation option took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular…

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  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 09:05

How small and mid-sized employers can offer benefits like large employers

By beefing up its benefits programs and putting flexibility at the core of its offerings, Willful has been able to grow its staff amid a…

How employers can use benefits offerings to support Indigenous employees

Real progress means walking the walk, not just talking the talk. In recent months, many employers have shown support for the Indigenous community by lowering…

Back to basics on captive arrangements

Five years ago, Rolls Royce Canada Ltd. realized its insurer and one of its European divisions’ insurers had separate reinsurance through a larger multinational company,…

Q&A with Purolator’s Anna Manocchio

Purolator Inc.’s senior director of total rewards and human resources technology talks mental-health leadership, return to the workplace and the benefits of time outdoors Q:…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 08:49

Employers enhancing meaningful benefits offerings to attract, keep top talent

Many companies used to boast about their modern offices with gyms, fully-stocked kitchens and even bowling alleys. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, sharing a…

Scotiabank to allow Canadian staff to buy more personal days

Scotiabank increasing mental-health coverage, providing leadership training

Scotiabank is increasing its focus on mental health through expanded benefits coverage and additional training for employees in leadership roles. Beginning April 1, 2022, all…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 09:00
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Employers see retirement benefits as top attraction, retention tool: survey

A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd.…

Small businesses increasing wages, benefits to attract talent: survey

Almost half (46 per cent) of small businesses that are currently experiencing hiring difficulties have increased wages, while 27 per cent have increased benefits and…

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  • November 16, 2021 November 15, 2021
  • 09:00
Stigma, coverage barriers preventing proper treatment of migraine

Webinar coverage: How employers can support employees with migraine

Migraine affects 12 to 15 per cent of Canadians, said Dr. Elizabeth Leroux, a Montreal-based neurologist, president of the Canadian Headache Society and chair of…

Prescription drug costs in public plans hit $12.5BN in 2019/20: report

Prescription drug costs for public drug plans rose to $12.5 billion in 2019/20, a 3.7 per cent rise in spending since 2017/18, driven primarily by…

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  • November 12, 2021 November 12, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Stories delving into how employers and employees are dealing with returning to the workplace dominated the top stories over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com, with three of…

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  • November 12, 2021 November 12, 2021
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