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Ontario needs a permanent virtual health-care strategy: report

Ontario needs a permanent virtual health-care strategy: report

With virtual health-care visits increasing as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine should become a permanent part of Ontario’s health-care system, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2020 December 16, 2020
  • 09:00
Goldman Sachs acquiring People Corporation for $1.13B

Goldman Sachs acquiring People Corporation for $1.13B

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s merchant banking division is acquiring Manitoba-headquartered People Corporation Inc., for an estimated total equity value of $1.13 billion. “This transaction delivers…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2020 December 15, 2020
  • 15:00
Plan members using EAP, virtual care to support mental health during pandemic

Plan members using EAP, virtual care to support mental health during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly increased plan members’ willingness to seek help for their mental-health concerns and to access video or telephone counselling, said Julie…

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
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People Corporation adding Aon alums Siddall, Bell

People Corporation Inc. is appointing two Aon alums to its team, effective July 31. Kim Siddall is vice-president of enterprise consulting for the West and Kevin Bell is…

  • December 10, 2020 January 21, 2021
  • 18:55
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iA Financial Group appoints Éric Jobin as EVP, group benefits and retirement solutions

iA Financial Group is appointing Éric Jobin as executive vice-president of group benefits and retirement solutions. Jobin had been in the role, on an interim basis, since March 2020. He…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:55
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Osler appointing Andrea Boctor to pensions, benefits group

Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP is appointing Andrea Boctor as a partner in its pensions and benefits group. Boctor’s practice encompasses all areas of pensions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 18:47
24% of Canadians considering job or career change due to pandemic: survey

24% of Canadians considering job or career change due to pandemic: survey

Almost one in four (24 per cent) of Canadian employees said the coronavirus pandemic has led them to consider a job or career change, according…

  • By: Staff
  • December 10, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00

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
U.S. employers with flex work rethinking approach to total rewards, pay: report

U.S. employers with flex work rethinking approach to total rewards, pay: report

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. employers are embracing flexible working arrangements and considering adopting a hybrid model for rewards and pay, said…

  • December 9, 2020 December 9, 2020
  • 09:00
How employers can rethink benefits, rewards amid the coronavirus crisis

How employers can rethink benefits, rewards amid the coronavirus crisis

Employee benefits and total rewards planning have always been a critical element of business planning, but never more so than during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.…

SSQ Insurance, la Capitale rebranding as Beneva

SSQ Insurance, la Capitale rebranding as Beneva

SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc. and la Capitale Insurance and Financial Services are rebranding as Beneva, a mutual insurance company with more than $20 billion in assets…

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2020 December 4, 2020
  • 16:00

Feds supporting B.C. workplace violence-, harassment-prevention training program

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 February 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Federal employers shouldn’t change employment entitlements during notice period: court

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court suggests that federally-regulated employers will be held to the same strict rules as their provincial counterparts in…

To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

After a turbulent 2020 brought with it the coronavirus pandemic and a global call for social justice, companies prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in its…

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

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

Citigroup stretching into virtual fitness programming amid pandemic

This time of year, Citigroup Inc.’s fitness centre would likely usually be packed with New Year’s resolutioners working out and catching up with colleagues.  Not…

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…

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