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94% of small-, mid-sized Canadian employers offer benefits plans: survey

Almost all (94 per cent) small- to medium-sized Canadian employers offer a benefits plan, according to a new survey by Humi. The survey, which polled…

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:05

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story on the federal government’s economic and fiscal update took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:05

SAP launching digital platform to support mothers taking maternity leave

SAP Canada is launching a benefits platform to help guide employees who identify as women through their motherhood journey. Launched last month, the platform is…

How BLG is supporting transgender, non-binary employees via benefits, HR offerings

When Kris Dalrymple (pictured) decided to come out as transgender at work, he was a bit worried about the reaction. But those fears quickly disappeared…

Q&A with Hootsuite’s Paul Dhillon

Hootsuite Inc.’s director of total rewards talks benefits in a remote working environment, the four pillars of wellness and recharging through physical activity. Q: What…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 08:49

Redbrick considering range of commuting benefits, perks as part of return-to-office planning

Commuting can be a pain point for some employees returning to the office, so a Victoria, B.C.-based software company is considering several ways to incentivize employees…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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City of Toronto delaying return-to-office plans due to Omicron variant

The City of Toronto is delaying recently announced return-to-office plans in the wake of the new Omicron coronavirus variant. All fully-vaccinated office-based employees with the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021
  • 15:00

Toronto’s Juno College planning to move to 100% employee-ownership model

Juno College is planning to move to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model. The Toronto-based college, formerly known as Hacker U, was established by Heather…

43% of Canadian workers considering looking for a new job in 2022: survey

Around four in 10 (43 per cent) working Canadians said they’re likely to look for a new job in the upcoming year, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 10, 2021
  • 15:00

Vancouver’s Klue offering workers education benefits, remote work and unlimited time off

A Vancouver-based software company is using education benefits and a flexible work schedule to attract and retain talent in an increasingly competitive labour market. Kathy…

Gallagher completing acquisition of Willis Re

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is completing its acquisition of Willis Towers Watson’s global reinsurance business, Willis Re. The US$3.25 billion transaction was first announced…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
  • 15:00

Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay employee health insurance surcharge

Nevada will be the first state in the U.S. to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren’t vaccinated against…

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Alberta Cargill, UFCW deal includes enhanced health benefits, wages

About 2,000 workers at the Cargill Inc. beef plant in High River, Alta., are calling off a strike after reaching a deal this weekend that…

HR consultancy offers 3 paid ‘spiritual days’ in addition to Christian-centric statutory holidays

While it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for some employees these days, employers aiming to be inclusive during the holiday season and year-round…

Canadian workers describing burnout as high, extreme: survey

The majority (84 per cent) of Canadian workers have felt burned out amid the coronavirus pandemic, causing at least 20 per cent to seek new…

Expert panel: How to get, keep top talent amid labour crunch

For months, Canadian employers have been creaking under the strain of a labour crunch. Finding top talent has always been one of leaders’ most pressing…

Manulife re-launches ‘pay it forward’ program amid second pandemic-era holiday season

Manulife Financial Corp. is once again giving $50 to each of its 37,000 global employees in their local currencies to “pay it forward” this holiday season. The…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
  • 09:00

UPP appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer

The University Pension Plan is appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer, effective February 2022. Prior to joining the UPP, Akintan was the chief people…

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:00
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More work to be done on workplace gender equality: survey

Roughly two-thirds (63 per cent) of women said the shift toward gender equality in the workplace isn’t taking place fast enough and, despite more societal…

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at demand from employees for more comprehensive benefits offerings took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Nordstrom offering hiring, overnight bonuses this holiday season

Nordstrom Inc. is ramping up its hiring efforts this holiday season by offering new employees up to $650 in incentive pay. As the busy holiday…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 15:00

BCI updates code of ethics, personal conduct to address DEI-related issues

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is updating its code of ethics and personal conduct to include a section outlining its expectations from employees around…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2021 November 22, 2021
  • 10:00

More U.S. employers letting workers choose if they come into office: survey

Slightly more than one third (36 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re giving employees a choice about coming into the office, up from 15…

  • By: Staff
  • November 22, 2021 November 22, 2021
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story looking at dynamic pension pools as a decumulation option took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular…

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 09:05

How employers can use benefits offerings to support Indigenous employees

Real progress means walking the walk, not just talking the talk. In recent months, many employers have shown support for the Indigenous community by lowering…