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2022 Mental Health Summit: Health culture, performance indicators key to minimizing employee absence, disability

Since an organization’s most valuable asset is its people, the coronavirus pandemic made it clear that having healthy, happy employees on the job isn’t just…

2022 Mental Health Summit: How employer wellness programs can promote mental health, resilience

The unmet medical needs across Canada are substantial, with the number of Canadians using cannabis for medical needs — close to 15 per cent of…

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Jazz Aviation, Unifor agreement includes pension enhancements, bereavement leave

The union representing about 1,100 Jazz Aviation employees has ratified a five-year collective agreement that includes pension enhancements and bereavement leave. The agreement includes an…

Majority of employers enhancing total rewards to improve attraction, retention efforts: survey

The majority (80 per cent) of Canadian employers say they enhanced their total rewards programs in 2022 to better attract and retain employees, up from…

  • By: Staff
  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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Rothmans, Benson & Hedges enhancing fertility benefits, mental-health coverage

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. is providing employees with coverage for egg freezing and expanding some fertility allowances, as well as introducing gender affirmation coverage.…

How employers can incentivize non-smoking employees

Employers planning to incentivize non-smoking employees should align these perks with a broader health and well-being strategy and ensure the rewards are significant enough to…

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USW, American Airlines agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing roughly 300 employees at American Airlines in Toronto and Montreal has ratified a new two-year agreement that includes pension and benefits improvements.…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Thomson Reuters supporting employee well-being with new vacation policy

Thomson Reuters Corp. is supporting employee well-being with a new policy that allows workers to choose how many vacation days they take each year. Beginning…

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Report finds employee well-being, productivity improved during four-day workweek program

A global four-day workweek pilot program has resulted in positive impacts to employee well-being and productivity, according to a new report by Boston College, Cambridge…

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  • December 5, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 09:00
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87% of SMEs say employee mental-health support is important to business success: survey

The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 15:00

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

An article on the potential impacts of a pension super-priority bill was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00

77% of Canadian workers facing moderate to high mental-health risk: survey

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian employees face a moderate (45 per cent) to high (32 per cent) mental-health risk, according to LifeWorks…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00
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Cost of medical plan claims expected to increase by 7% in 2023: report

In Canada, the year-over-year cost increase for claims under a medical plan on a per-person basis is projected to reach seven per cent in 2023,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
  • 09:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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
  • 15:00

SIGA liable for $1.2M in LTD benefits following termination without cause: Saskatchewan court

The Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench has held the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority liable for more than $1.2 million in long-term disability benefits owed to…

2022 Mental Health Summit: How health-care employers are supporting employees’ mental health post-pandemic

Working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic day in and day out, health-care workers experienced significant mental-health challenges over the past two and a…

2022 Mental Health Summit: The importance of early intervention in improving plan members’ mental health

A pilot project between Sun Life Canada and CloudMD found employees who had access to a mental-health coach and targeted interventions at the early stage…

How Bill Gosling used pandemic conditions to redesign its benefits plan

In March 2020, Bill Gosling Outsourcing’s benefits plan was facing unsustainable costs, as well as a deficit due to incoming premium increases. The coronavirus pandemic,…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 18, 2022 November 28, 2022
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StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00

Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
  • 15:00

How employers can leverage pay transparency to achieve pay equity

Just because employers are transparent with their compensation philosophy or ranges, it doesn’t always mean they’re equitable in their compensation process, says Andrea Bartlett, director…