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Stellantis, Unifor agreement includes pension and retirement gains

The union representing employees at automobile manufacturing company Stellantis’ assembly plants in Windsor, Ont. and Brampton, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on Telus Communications Inc.’s win in Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

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  • November 4, 2022 November 3, 2022
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CUPE’s Ontario education workers striking for extended benefits, wage increases

Ontario education workers are striking over extended benefits, short-term disability leave and wage increases, among other requests by the workers’ union the Canadian Union of…

Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan awarded for extensive mental-health strategy

The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s extensive mental-health strategy led to a win in the Mental health program category for an employer with fewer than…

BGIS wins mental-health award for integrated approach to employee support

BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada was recognized in the Mental health program category for employers with more than 1,000 employees at the 2022 Workplace Benefits…

Ottawa Community Housing Corp. wins award for flexible employee well-being strategy

The Ottawa Community Housing Corp.’s flexible employee well-being strategy led to a win in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees at Benefits…

Telus wins award for supporting employees’ holistic well-being

Telus Communications Inc. was recognized for supporting employees’ holistic well-being as it took home the award for Health/wellness program for an employer with more than…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A pair of articles on Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards winners were among the most-read stories on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

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  • October 28, 2022 October 28, 2022
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KPMG offering Indigenous wellness benefit as part of Truth and Reconciliation plan

KPMG in Canada is offering an Indigenous wellness benefit as part of its Truth and Reconciliation action plan. The wellness benefit, which will be available…

TD Bank Group awarded for inclusive benefits program

The TD Bank Group’s inclusive benefits offerings resulted in a win in the Drug and benefits plan innovation category at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct.…

Labatt wins award for embedding DEI strategy into business imperatives

Labatt Breweries of Canada’s wide-reaching diversity, equity and inclusion strategy led to a win in the DEI program category at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards…

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Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan recognized for coronavirus pandemic response

The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic led to a win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with…

LifeLabs wins award for holistic, flexible well-being strategy

LifeLabs Inc.’s holistic well-being strategy led to its win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with more than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s…

84% of U.S. employers increasing benefits offerings to help with attraction, retention efforts: survey

The majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing their benefits offerings to help with attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey…

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  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
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TD Bank Group awarded for innovative benefits plan communications

The TD Bank Group’s innovative and engaging benefits communication strategy led to its win in the Benefits plan communications category at the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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Apple withholding employee benefits from unionized store

Apple Inc. is withholding its latest employee benefits from workers at one of its unionized retail stores. The technology giant is set to provide employees…

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  • October 19, 2022 October 19, 2022
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Who are the winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Alongside the return of the live, in-person Healthy Outcomes Conference on Oct. 18, Benefits Canada announced the winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards. During…

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  • October 19, 2022 November 3, 2022
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Scotiabank providing five back-up days for elder care

Scotiabank is supporting employees with elderly relatives by providing five back-up days for elder care. The benefit provides in-home visits by personal support workers and…

Employer health benefits cost trends rising 10% in 2023: survey

Employer-sponsored health benefits cost trends are expected to increase by a record 10 per cent on average globally in 2023, amid rising inflation and increasing…

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  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
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BMO supporting employee mental health with mindfulness app, virtual tutoring

The Bank of Montreal is supporting employee mental health through several benefits, including access to a mindfulness app. “We really appreciate the proactive nature of…

Employers turning to workplace amenities, perks to lure workers back to office

When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. employees headed back to their office this year, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the lack of benefits provided by small- and medium-sized employers in Eastern Canada was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last…

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  • October 14, 2022 October 13, 2022
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Editorial

Editorial: Looking back and ahead as Benefits Canada celebrates 45 years

The first issue of Benefits Canada hit the desks of the country’s human resources, benefits, pension and investment professionals in 1977, four years before I…

KPMG’s new daily living benefit providing support for employees with disabilities

As employers increasingly focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in their human resources policies and benefits programs, KPMG in Canada has introduced a daily living…