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Canadian DB pension plan solvency ratios up 10% in 2022: report

The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans grew by 10 per cent in 2022, according to a new report by Mercer Canada.…

Gallagher acquiring Buck for US$660 million

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is acquiring BCHR Holdings — also known as Buck — for US$660 million. Through the agreement, Gallagher will expand its…

  • By: Staff
  • December 21, 2022 December 20, 2022
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how Canada compares to other countries in terms of its vacation day offering was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadians’ pension wealth increased to $4.9 trillion in 2021: report

Canadians’ total pension wealth increased by 7.9 per cent in 2021 to reach nearly $4.9 trillion by the end of year, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2022 December 14, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: An update on regulatory oversight of pension risk management

In January, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities established a new committee with a mandate to develop a risk management guidance. In the CAPSA’s…

Is the concept of financial independence and early retirement truly feasible?

The FIRE concept — financial independence and retiring early — is gaining traction among younger workers, but as appealing as early retirement may be, it isn’t…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
  • 09:01

U.S. workers more likely to stay with employer offering financial wellness benefits: survey

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re more likely to stay longer at their current job if their employer offers financial…

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2022 November 17, 2022
  • 15:00
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Report urges pension plan fiduciaries to focus on finance when considering ESG factors

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute says pension plan fiduciaries shouldn’t ignore climate change and other environmental, social, and governance factors that are…

  • By: Staff
  • November 15, 2022 November 14, 2022
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the strike by Ontario education workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2022 November 11, 2022
  • 09:00
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CIA advising CAPSA to consider pension plan liabilities, climate disclosure in ESG risk management guideline

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is advising the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities to strengthen its proposed guideline on risks related to environmental, social…

  • By: Staff
  • November 8, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 09:00
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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…

Women in the HR, benefits, pension and investment industries discuss work-life balance, mentorship and DEI priorities

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:57

How Canada’s institutional investors are increasing gender parity

In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:55

Just 19% of Canadian investment managers adopting fully remote working models: survey

Just 19 per cent of Canada’s investment managers say they’ve adopted a fully remote working model as of September 2022, according to a survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2022 September 14, 2022
  • 15:00
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New Brunswick PSPP announces 5.24% COLA, 0.32% below CPI

Members of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan are receiving a cost-of-living adjustment that doesn’t cover increases in the cost of living in Canada.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 13:00
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CAP member outcomes saw modest decline in Q2 as rising interest rates offset falling markets: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2022, as rising interest rates and the corresponding rise in annuity…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:06
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on HSBC Bank Canada’s new benefits offerings was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2022 August 19, 2022
  • 09:00

PSP Investments appointing Deborah Orida as president, CEO

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is appointing Deborah Orida as president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1. Most recently, Orida was senior managing director,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2022 July 26, 2022
  • 15:00
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Provident10 revamping IT governance strategy in response to cybersecurity risks

The administrator of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Pension Plan is planning a revamp of its information technology governance processes to mitigate cybersecurity risks. “The…

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N.B. auditor general report calls for transparency from public sector investment organization

New Brunswick’s auditor general is reigniting a dispute with the an independent public sector asset manager responsible for investing on behalf of pension plans jointly…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
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BCI names Michel Drolet as senior VP of corporate risk, chief audit officer

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 11:00

UPP appointing chief engagement and strategy officer, senior director of engagement

The University Pension Plan is appointing Kathy Johnson as chief engagement and strategy officer and Andrew Naples as senior director of engagement. Johnson will lead…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2022 June 15, 2022
  • 09:00

ICPM appointing Sebastien Betermier as next executive director

The International Centre for Pension Management is appointing Sebastien Betermier as its next executive director. Betermier, who is currently an associate professor of finance at…

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2022 June 8, 2022
  • 11:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can create health benefits and retirement plans for gig workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 09:00