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Employers considering dropping dental from benefits plan should think twice: expert

Employers that are considering dropping dental coverage from their benefits plan following the launch of the national dental care program are advised to think twice, says Graham Young, director…

CBSA, PSAC, CIU agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The unions representing more than 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency employees have ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement…

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2024 July 11, 2024
  • 09:00

60% of working women believe menopause, reproductive health issues can affect career advancement: report

Three-fifths (60 per cent) of working women believe health issues around menstruation, menopause and reproductive health can affect their career advancement abilities, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2024 July 10, 2024
  • 09:00

Blair Morrison retiring from BCFSA

Blair Morrison, chief executive officer and chief statutory officer of the British Columbia Financial Services Authority, is retiring in early 2025 after more than five…

  • By: Staff
  • July 9, 2024 July 8, 2024
  • 09:00

91% of PSAC members opposed to Treasury Board’s hybrid work mandate: survey

The majority (91 per cent) of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s members are strongly opposed to the Treasury Board’s new hybrid work mandate, according…

  • By: Staff
  • July 8, 2024 July 8, 2024
  • 09:00

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: The connection between DEI and psychological health

By creating a psychologically safe workplace in which employees can feel free to be their authentic selves, employers can encourage increased communication and collaboration, said…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: The role of rehabilitation consultants in disability management

While disability management poses many challenges to plan sponsors, rehabilitation consultants can address many of these hurdles, said Francis Marois, manager of the rehabilitation team…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: How Telus is making well-being, mental health a cultural priority

Telus Communications Inc. is ensuring employees bring their best self to the job by supporting their well-being both in the workplace and at home, said…

Unions welcoming equitable pension reform for frontline public safety, law enforcement workers

The federal government recently announced plans to introduce legislation in the fall expanding pension eligibility to frontline public safety and law enforcement workers in Canada.…

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

An article outlining the implications of a single-payer universal pharmacare system was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024
  • 09:00

Half of Canadians plan to search for new job in second half of 2024: survey

Half (50 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re planning to search for a new job in the second half of 2024, up from 41…

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  • July 4, 2024 July 3, 2024
  • 09:00

How AI can help employers with reskilling, career development during uncertain times

Amid an uncertain job market and cost-of-living worries, employers can harness the benefits of artificial intelligence to help employees with reskilling and career development, says…

U.S. workplace supplemental health product sales increase 3% to $1.3BN in Q1 2024: report

Sales of U.S. workplace supplemental health products totalled nearly US$1.3 billion in new annualized premiums in the first quarter of 2024 ― a three per cent…

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  • July 2, 2024 June 28, 2024
  • 09:00

Hunting for discounts and deals? Don’t forget to check perks through your workplace

Everyone loves a deal, but many Canadians either forget or don’t realize they can find discounts through their workplace. “There really are a lot [of…

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

A story discussing the factors leading employees to delay taking time off and instead engage in ‘quiet vacationing’ was the most-read story this week on…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2024 June 20, 2024
  • 09:00

Head to head: Are employers effectively using monthly awareness campaigns to support year-round DEI efforts?

One consultant says these campaigns are informing employers’ strategic decision-making, while another stresses the importance of ensuring employees understand the reason for marking these occasions.…

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

An article on legal challenges filed against the federal government’s hybrid work mandate for public service employees was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2024 May 30, 2024
  • 09:00

Unions representing federal public service workers file legal challenges against hybrid work mandate

Unions representing more than 270,000 federal public service workers have filed a series of legal challenges to the federal government’s new mandate requiring its workers…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2024 May 24, 2024
  • 09:00

Canada Life facing gov’t financial sanctions following delayed benefits access for public employees

The federal government has begun imposing financial sanctions on the Canada Life Assurance Co. after months of outcry from public servants, retirees and their families who…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 3, 2024
  • 15:00

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

An article on the benefits of tailoring an individual’s work schedule around their circadian rhythm and optimum times of productivity was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2024 June 27, 2024
  • 09:00

OPB marching in Toronto’s Pride Parade in support of LGBTQ2S+ employees, community

The Ontario Pension Board is displaying its support for its LGBTQ2S+ employees and, indeed, the wider community, as some of its workers proudly wave the…

Meet the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

With the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process soon drawing to a close, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this…

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  • June 28, 2024 June 28, 2024
  • 09:00