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87% of SMEs say employee mental-health support is important to business success: survey

The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to…

OECD report urging policy-makers to consider role of employers in supporting pension growth

Since employers play a key role in supporting pension growth, policy-makers should consider their involvement when implementing pension reforms, according to a new report by…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00
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Snap requiring employees to work onsite four days per week

Snap Inc. is the latest technology company requiring employees to return to the office. According to a report by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Evan Spiegel…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00

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

An article on the potential impacts of a pension super-priority bill was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00
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$13.5BN HSBC Canada Bank acquisition a win for pension plans, says RBC CEO

A deal for the Royal Bank of Canada to absorb HSBC Bank Canada for $13.5 billion is good news for pension plans, said Dave McKay,…

PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 12:00

77% of Canadian workers facing moderate to high mental-health risk: survey

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian employees face a moderate (45 per cent) to high (32 per cent) mental-health risk, according to LifeWorks…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 December 1, 2022
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Survey finds fewer U.S. institutional investors incorporating ESG into investment decisions

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions, down from a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 09:00
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ACPM calling on feds, CAP sponsors to increase focus on decumulation

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the federal government and capital accumulation plan sponsors to support members’ financial wellness by focusing on…

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  • November 30, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 15:00
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Cost of medical plan claims expected to increase by 7% in 2023: report

In Canada, the year-over-year cost increase for claims under a medical plan on a per-person basis is projected to reach seven per cent in 2023,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
  • 09:00

Only 39% of U.S. employees can fully unplug from work during holidays: survey

Fewer than two-fifths (39 per cent) of U.S. employees said they can fully unplug from work during the holiday season, according to a new survey…

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  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.K. energy network, CPPIB acquiring stake in Brazilian internet provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a stake in a U.K. renewable electricity network. According to the terms of an agreement with Scottish and…

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Webinar coverage: Innovative new treatments can lead to better outcomes, reduce side-effects in IBD

Canada has one of the highest incidence rates of inflammatory bowel disease in the world. “We don’t know why, but Canada is one of the…

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Meridian supporting employee financial wellness with guaranteed wage

Meridian Credit Union Ltd. is supporting its employees’ financial wellness by guaranteeing wages of at least $23.15 per hour. The pay rate — which is…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Big Bang supporting employees’ personal development with paid day for volunteering

Big Bang ERP Inc. is marking Giving Tuesday by encouraging its employees to volunteer in their communities through a paid day for volunteering. The initiative…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 29, 2022 November 28, 2022
  • 09:00
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Saskatchewan amending pension legislation to include more decumulation options, solvency reserve funds

The Saskatchewan government is introducing amendments to its pension legislation that provide additional flexibility for plan sponsors and introduce new decumulation options for members of…

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  • November 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
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Pension super-priority bill passes in House of Commons

A bill intended to provide defined benefit pension plan members with super-priority in the event of a plan sponsor’s insolvency passed in the House of…

BCI enhancing climate change strategy

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is enhancing its climate change strategy to successfully navigate the global transition towards net-zero emissions. The investment organization’s priorities…

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2022 November 25, 2022
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Ontario municipality establishing six-week indoor mask requirement for city employees

The mayor of a city west of Toronto says municipal employees will have to wear masks for the next six weeks amid rising illnesses among…

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

An article on the FIRE — financial independence and retiring early — concept was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00

High-cost medicines driving drug costs for public, private plans: report

The increasing use of high-cost medicines is the primary cost driver for all Canadian drug plans, according to a new report by the Patented Medicine…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
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CIBC supporting employee health with wellness platform

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is supporting employee wellness with a new platform that focuses on healthy lifestyle tips and group well-being challenges. The…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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IMCO announces interim carbon reduction targets for 2030

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is revealing interim carbon reduction targets for 2030. The investment organization is planning to halve its $79 billion portfolio’s…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2022 November 22, 2022
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41% of U.S. women expect to retire at age 70, older or not at all: survey

Two-fifths (41 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire at age 70 or older or don’t plan to retire at all, according…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2022 November 23, 2022
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