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Report finds employees less likely to say employer making positive changes to support mental health in 2023

While employees’ overall view of their employer’s workplace mental-health efforts are on the rise, workers were 49 per cent less likely to say their employer…

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

An article on the new agreement between Ford of Canada and Unifor was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00

Truth and Reconciliation: KPMG in Canada focusing on education, recruitment efforts

KPMG in Canada is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by educating employees and employer clients on issues impacting Indigenous Canadians. The organization…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 29, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00
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Canadian insurers paid out record $114BN in health, retirement benefits in 2022: CLHIA

Canada’s life and health insurers paid out a record $114 billion in health and retirement benefits last year, up $11 billion since before the coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00
Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

Caisse adds exposure to fintech, CPPIB and BCI-owned grain company acquisition to be reviewed

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its exposure to fintech opportunities. The investment organization was among investors in a $71 million…

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Canadian institutional investors monitoring dispute with India

Canadian institutional investments in India could cool down if escalation between the two countries continues, according to a trade and investment lawyer. John Boscariol, a…

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Competitive pension risk transfer costs climb from 100.2% to 100.5% in August: report

The estimated cost to transfer retiree pension risk to an insurer in a competitive bidding process increased from 100.2 per cent of a plan’s accounting…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2023 September 27, 2023
  • 10:30
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Expert panel: How employers can support transgender, gender non-conforming employees

Canada’s most recent census found there are 59,460 Canadians aged 15 or older who identify as transgender and 41,355 who identified as non-binary. However, these individuals…

Alberta opposition creates counter survey on province’s ‘unicorn’ plan to quit CPP

Alberta’s opposition is launching its own survey on whether the province should leave the Canada Pension Plan, saying the government questionnaire is a “sham” and…

Survey finds majority of plan members with a workplace wellness culture satisfied with their jobs

Plan members with a workplace wellness culture are much more likely (89 per cent) to be satisfied with their jobs compared to those without one…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00
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Canadian employers projecting smaller compensation increases in 2024: survey

Canadian employers are projecting, on average, 3.3 per cent for merit increase budgets and 3.7 per cent for total increase budgets in 2024, compared to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2023 September 27, 2023
  • 15:00
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73% of plan members agree their work environment supports mental wellness: survey

Three-quarters (73 per cent) of benefits plan members agree — 22 per cent strongly — their workplace environment supports mental wellness, according to the 2023 Benefits Canada…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2023 September 26, 2023
  • 09:00
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PSP Investments reports $48.9BN exposure to green assets

Investments in low-carbon activities leading to positive environmental impacts make up 16.2 per cent of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s total assets under management,…

Caisse investing in artificial intelligence, OMERS backing property services firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in Vooban, a Quebec-based supplier of applied artificial intelligence services. The investment will aid Vooban’s…

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
  • 10:30

Survey finds plan sponsors, members divided over whether workplace supports musculoskeletal health

While nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of health benefits plan sponsors agree their work environment supports musculoskeletal health, two-thirds (65 per cent) of plan members…

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2023 September 26, 2023
  • 09:00

Fewer U.S. employees say employer provides well-being resources: survey

Just four in 10 (43 per cent) U.S. employees say their company supports them with resources to better manage and improve their well-being, down from…

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
  • 09:00

Alberta deserves more than half CPP assets if it exits program: report

A report commissioned by the Alberta government estimates the province would be entitled to more than half the assets of the Canada Pension Plan if it…

CPPIB appointing Manroop Jhooty head of total fund management

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Manroop Jhooty as senior managing director and head of total fund management, effective immediately. In the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 15:00

CPPIB invests in private equity company, Ontario Teachers’ increases stake in Australian markets platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is extending its investment in Northleaf Capital Partners through an additional $200 million commitment. Private equity investment firm Northleaf…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 11:00