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CAP member income replacement ratios hit six-year high: report

Despite muted investment returns in the third quarter of 2021, capital accumulation plan member outcomes improved as annuity rates continue to rise, according to Eckler…

65% of employees looking to change jobs due to compensation, well-being: survey

Roughly two-thirds (65 per cent) of Canadians are seriously considering leaving their job because of issues such as compensation, declining job satisfaction and overall well-being,…

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  • December 6, 2021 December 3, 2021
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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…

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Ontario’s Public Sector Accounting Board proposing new standards for DB pensions

Five years after Ontario’s auditor general uncovered an issue with the way the province was including pension assets in its financial statements, the office is…

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  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
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City of Toronto, Scotiabank rolling out return-to-office plans

All fully-vaccinated office-based employees with the City of Toronto are set to be back in the workplace, at least some of the time, starting on…

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  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
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SAP focusing on employee support, environmental issues in wake of B.C. floods

With climate change impacting the lives of Canadian employees, there’s a range of things employers can do to tackle the issue head on. As people…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past…

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  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
  • 09:00

74% of institutional investors likely to divest from companies with poor ESG records: survey

Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of institutional investors said they’re more likely to divest from companies with poor environmental, social and governance track records, according…

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  • December 2, 2021 December 1, 2021
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Copenhagen students win global prize for designing collective DC pension plan

Four undergraduates from the Copenhagen Business School have claimed the top prize at the 2021 McGill International Portfolio Challenge by designing a collective defined contribution…

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How employers can solve the inflation puzzle amid war for talent

As inflation hits a record high in Canada, employers are helping workers weather the storm through various benefits and compensation offerings, according to several experts.…

Portugal’s new teleworking law taking flak

With Ontario just passing right-to-disconnect legislation and Canada’s federal government seriously considering it, Portugal serves as a model that’s still working out some kinks. Under the country’s…

Hootsuite incorporating wellness, DEI into redesigned workspace

Hootsuite Inc. is emphasizing wellness, inclusion and collaboration with its redesigned Vancouver office, as employees begin their return to the workplace. In addition to features…

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

Ontario Teachers’ buying stake in U.S. renewable energy portfolio

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is signing a deal with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. to buy a 50 per cent stake in a portfolio…

44% of U.S. pension plan sponsors set to review, renegotiate fees: survey

Nearly half (44 per cent) of pension plan sponsors in the U.S. said they intend to review and/or renegotiate their plan’s management fees over the…

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  • December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
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ACPM calling on feds to streamline pension overpayment recovery

Liberals introducing legislation on paid sick days for federally regulated employees

The federal Liberal Party is following through on an election campaign promise by introducing legislation that would provide 10 paid sick days per year to…

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  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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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…

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CPPIB-backed fintech stock rebounds after disappointing IPO

Shares in a Canada Pension Plan Investment Board-backed financial technology company have rebounded following a disastrous first week on the Bombay Stock Exchange. In the…

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  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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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…

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  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
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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…

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  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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OMERS committing to net zero, UPP facing divestment calls from university staff

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is the latest pension plan to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its total portfolio by 2050. In…

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  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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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…

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  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
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B.C. giving workers five paid sick days starting in 2022

Workers in B.C. will be eligible for “fair and balanced” sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan. 1,…

Debate about pension fund’s divesting due to ESG issues heats up in Oregon

Oregon’s state employee retirement fund is coming under increased scrutiny as the U.S. state is facing increased calls for divestment from companies that have environmental,…

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…

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  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
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