Benefits Canada.com https://www.benefitscanada.com Canada's most influential pension and benefits publication for decision-makers Fri, 19 Apr 2024 21:07:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Ontario Teachers’ considers selling seniors’ residence operator, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms Australian student housing joint venture https://www.benefitscanada.com/canadian-investment-review/alts/ontario-teachers-considers-selling-seniors-residence-operator-ivanhoe-cambridge-forms-australian-student-housing-joint-venture/ Fri, 19 Apr 2024 19:00:26 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154426 The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is considering selling Amica Senior Lifestyles in a deal that could be worth $5 billion, according to report by Bloomberg. The Ontario Teachers’ acquired the senior luxury residence operator in 2015 through a transaction by its subsidiary BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc., which includes more than 30 assets in British Columbia and Ontario. […]

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Unifor withdraws application to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities https://www.benefitscanada.com/news/bencan/unifor-withdraws-application-to-represent-workers-at-two-vancouver-area-amazon-facilities/ Fri, 19 Apr 2024 19:00:25 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154487 Unifor is temporarily withdrawing its applications to represent workers at two Vancouver-area Amazon facilities, accusing the e-commerce giant of providing a “suspiciously high” employee count. The union announced last week it had filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent workers at fulfilment centres in New Westminster and Delta. “We’re not going […]

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Virtual-only meetings erode shareholder democracy: institutional investor group https://www.benefitscanada.com/news/cir-news-news/virtual-only-meetings-erode-shareholder-democracy-institutional-investor-group/ Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:30:44 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154477 A group of institutional investors is voicing concerns about the rise of virtual-only shareholder meetings they say risk eroding shareholder democracy. In an open letter released Thursday, the coalition of 38 investors led by the B.C. General Employees’ Union called on S&P/TSX 60 companies to publicly disclose how they’ll ensure shareholders’ statutory and common law […]

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Meridian focusing on flexibility, mentorship to promote gender equity, female leadership https://www.benefitscanada.com/news/bencan/meridian-focusing-on-flexibility-mentorship-to-promote-gender-equity-female-leadership/ Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:00:15 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154449 Meridian Credit Union is focusing on flexibility and mentorship to promote gender equity and female leadership in the historically male-dominated financial industry. According to the Canadian Credit Union Association, in 2023, only eight per cent of Fortune 500 chief executive officers were women. However, at Canada’s credit unions, 30 per cent of CEOs/general managers were […]

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week https://www.benefitscanada.com/news/bencan/top-5-hr-benefits-pension-and-investment-stories-of-the-week-80/ Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:00:14 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154428 A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Organon launching initiative to support women’s career, health journey in the workplace 2. Survey finds 38% of Canadian employees […]

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70% of employers say it’s impossible to offer all benefits demanded by employees: survey https://www.benefitscanada.com/benefits/health-benefits/70-of-employers-say-its-impossible-to-offer-all-benefits-demanded-by-employees-survey/ Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:00:13 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154414 While employers recognize employee benefits are an important part of attracting and retaining talent, seven in 10 (70 per cent) say it’s impossible to offer all of the benefits that employees are currently demanding, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than […]

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Survey finds 74% of Canadians aged 24 to 44 view conventional retirement approach as outdated https://www.benefitscanada.com/pensions/retirement/survey-finds-74-of-canadians-aged-24-to-44-view-conventional-retirement-approach-as-outdated/ Thu, 18 Apr 2024 19:00:12 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154416 Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadians aged 24 to 44 say the conventional approach to retirement — halting work at age 65 to enjoy a life of leisure — is an outdated concept, according to a new survey by Leger on behalf of Wealthsimple. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, found roughly 60 […]

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CAAT returns 9.5% for 2023, led by global, emerging market equities https://www.benefitscanada.com/canadian-investment-review/research-markets/caat-returns-9-5-for-2023-led-by-global-emerging-market-equities/ Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:30:10 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154396 The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion, up from $18.2 billion in 2022, according to its latest annual report. As of Jan. 1, 2024, the investment organization maintained a healthy funding level of 124 per cent on a going-concern […]

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PSAC files policy grievance regarding transfer of PSHCP, impacts on plan members https://www.benefitscanada.com/benefits/health-benefits/psac-files-policy-grievance-regarding-transfer-of-pshcp-impacts-on-plan-members/ Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:00:04 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154226 The Public Service Alliance of Canada recently filed a policy grievance against the Treasury Board for its management of the transfer of the Public Service Health Care Plan to Canada Life Assurance Co., which has impacted tens of thousands of federal public service workers covered under the plan. In 2023, the federal government implemented two […]

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Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver https://www.benefitscanada.com/news/bencan/unifor-applies-to-represent-two-amazon-fulfilment-centres-in-metro-vancouver/ Wed, 17 Apr 2024 19:00:06 +0000 https://www.benefitscanada.com/?p=154378 Unifor has filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent Amazon.com Inc. workers in New Westminster and Delta, B.C. “Workers at Amazon are seeking job security, health and safety and fair wages,” said Lana Payne, the union’s national president, in a press release. The union first announced a drive for Amazon workers in Metro […]

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