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Jordan Fremont joining Stikeman Elliott as partner

Jordan Fremont is joining Stikeman Elliott LLP’s pensions and benefits group as a partner. His practice focuses on pensions, benefits and compensation plan design, as…

Liquidity status guiding Canadian pension funds through near-term market volatility: report

Liquidity status is helping some of Canada’s biggest pension funds meet the challenges of a volatile investment market thanks to exceptional liquidity status, according to…

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  • July 24, 2024 July 24, 2024
  • 15:00

DB pension plans boosting recruitment, retention in public safety industry: report

More than half (52) per cent of new public safety employee hires are expected to retire from a defined benefit pension plan, according to a…

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  • July 24, 2024 July 23, 2024
  • 09:00

Vibrant Marketing helping break down period stigma in the workplace

Vibrant Marketing is helping break down period stigma in the workplace by making sure free menstrual products are available for employees in its office washrooms.…

Majority of Canadian employees recognize link between financial well-being, mental health: report

Nearly all (95 per cent) Canadian employees recognize their financial situation significantly impacts their personal well-being and 92 per cent of human resources leaders agree,…

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  • July 23, 2024 July 22, 2024
  • 09:00
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City of Philadelphia employees ordered back to office 5 days per week

The City of Philadelphia is ordering all 26,000 municipal employees back to the office five days per week, according to a report by National Public…

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  • July 22, 2024 July 18, 2024
  • 15:00

32% of employers say minimum wage hikes result in increased wages across their company: survey

A third (32 per cent) of Canadian employers say mandatory minimum wage hikes result in increased wages across the entire company, according to a new…

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  • July 22, 2024 July 19, 2024
  • 09:00

CPPIB appointing Priti Singh as senior managing director, chief risk officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Priti Singh (pictured) as senior managing director and chief risk officer. Singh, who most recently served as…

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  • July 19, 2024 July 18, 2024
  • 15:00
Manulife enhances family benefits for Canadian employees

Global employers say parental leave, EAPs among most prevalent minimum employee benefits: survey

The most prevalent minimum employee benefits that are offered by multinational companies are employee assistance programs and life insurance (73 per cent), maternity leave (70…

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  • July 19, 2024 July 19, 2024
  • 13:30

Canadian green taxonomy plan could boost institutional investments: PIAC

The establishment of a green and transition taxonomy by the federal government will help provide the confidence and transparency that investors need to make decisions…

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  • July 19, 2024 July 18, 2024
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on an Ontario court ruling that determined an employer wasn’t obligated to preserve past service benefits was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this past…

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  • July 19, 2024 July 18, 2024
  • 09:00

How Pizza Pizza is aligning DEI, workplace culture with corporate strategy

Pizza Pizza Ltd. is constantly evolving its diversity, equity and inclusion and culture strategies to ensure they align with employees’ evolving needs as well as…

B.C. Teachers’ Pension Plan increasing coverage for retirement health benefits in 2025

The British Columbia Teachers’ Pension Plan is increasing coverage for several optional retirement health benefits, effective Jan. 1, 2025. Vision care coverage will increase by $100…

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  • July 18, 2024 July 17, 2024
  • 15:00

Canadian pension leaders urging sustainability regulator to modify new disclosure guidelines

In an open letter, leaders from Canada’s biggest pension funds are asking the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board to reconsider a two-year relief period granted to…

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  • July 18, 2024 July 17, 2024
  • 09:00

Average funded ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 2% in Q2 2024: report

The funded ratio of the average Canadian defined benefit pension plan grew by two per cent during the second quarter of 2024 and nine per…

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  • July 17, 2024 July 17, 2024
  • 15:00

Employee ownership trusts taking shape in Canada

Three times a year, the roughly 600 employees of Friesens Corp. gather in front of the printing house to accept envelopes, each one holding a…

Interest rate cut boosts returns from short-term government bonds, credit: report

Returns from short-term Government of Canada bonds and credit are rising due to the easing of interest rates by the Bank of Canada last month,…

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  • July 15, 2024 July 15, 2024
  • 15:00

Ontario court rules employer not obligated to preserve past service benefits

Ontario’s small claims court has ruled that an employer’s letter, which described the benefits coverage that would exist following a divestment as ‘comparable’ to prior…

CPPIB investing €550M in European digital solutions provider, Caisse buying Brazilian power transmission platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing €550 million in Europe-based team.blue to acquire a 20 per cent interest in the firm. The total…

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  • July 12, 2024 July 11, 2024
  • 15:00