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Aon, Willis Towers Watson selling some assets to Gallagher on way to merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have reached an agreement to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking, as…

NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

Newfoundland and Labrador addressing $8.18BN unfunded pension, employee benefits liabilities

At the end of March 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador had $4.89 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, including unfunded liability and promissory notes, according to a…

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Feds offering more rapid coronavirus tests to employers

The Canadian government is providing more employers with free rapid tests for workplace coronavirus screenings. According to a press release, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce…

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
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Medavie Blue Cross launching virtual diabetes care program

Medavie Blue Cross is making a virtual diabetes care management program available to its plan members. In partnership with Roche Diabetes Care Canada and Ellerca…

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  • May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Half of employees placing more value on flexibility than hours, location since pandemic: survey

Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian workers said they value flexibility over hours or location more now than prior to the coronavirus pandemic, while…

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  • May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
  • 15:00

More clarity needed in pension rules following marriage breakdown: ACPM

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling for increased clarity regarding Ontario’s rules for the valuation and division of pension payments following a marriage…

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  • May 12, 2021 May 13, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C.’s temporary paid sick leave program laying groundwork for permanent offering: Premier

Employees affected by the coronavirus in British Columbia will qualify for up to three days of paid sick leave under proposed legislation that Premier John Horgan expects will…

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Manulife Financial linking executive team goals to climate action

Manulife Financial Corp. is linking its executive team goals to the company’s climate action plan, including committing to a net-zero focus by reducing emissions operationally, adopting sustainable…

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  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 15:00
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Majority of Canadian employees remain optimistic about workplace: survey

While 74 per cent of Canadian employees said their optimism about the workplace remains unchanged from before the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing crisis has affected…

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  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 09:00
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Google, IBM shifting employees to hybrid work model post-pandemic

Google and IBM Corp. are planning to shift the majority of their respective workforces to a hybrid work model, as the companies begin to plan…

Green Shield Canada appointing Michael Bradie VP growth, client service

Green Shield Canada is appointing Michael Bradie as its new vice-president of growth and client service. He most recently served as Green Shield Canada’s director…

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  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Riverview Insurance Solutions, Sterling Capital Brokers merging

Red Deer, Alta.-based Riverview Insurance Solutions is merging with Sterling Capital Brokers Ltd., an independent benefits consulting firm based in Toronto. Sterling Capital was founded in…

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  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Pensions, permanency of contract workers at heart of Nestlé strike

More than 470 employees at a Nestlé Canada plant in Toronto are on strike after Unifor Local 252 and the company failed to reach an…

CPPIB appointing Andrew Edgell senior managing director, global head of credit investment

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Andrew Edgell as senior managing director and global head of credit investments, effective immediately. “Andrew’s deep technical…

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  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
  • 09:00
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CN Rail amending pension policy for same-sex couples

The Canadian National Railway Co. is amending its pension policy after awarding benefits to a widower who was initially denied because of an outdated rule…

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  • May 7, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00
CRA allowing employees to claim up to $400 work-from-home tax deduction

OPSEU increasing paid sick days for employees during pandemic

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is giving its staff more paid sick days until the end of the coronavirus pandemic or for the duration…

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 15:00

Canadians relying too heavily on employer-provided life insurance: survey

A majority of Canadians with life insurance are relying solely on the coverage provided by their employer’s benefits plan, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers making pension, benefits changes as pandemic continues: survey

Canadian employers are making ongoing changes to their pension and benefits offerings as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by the…

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  • May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021
  • 09:00

LinkedIn supporting well-being via bonus paid week off for global workforce

To support employees through the many personal and professional challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn Corp. recently provided its global workforce with a week…

61% of Canadian employers worrying about employee retention amid pandemic: survey

Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian employers said they’ve put promotions on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as a result, 61 per…

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  • May 4, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00
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72% of Canadian pension funds considering consolidation options: survey

The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet…

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  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00
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What are the current provincial policies on emergency, sick leave amid the coronavirus pandemic?

While the debate over paid sick days intensifies across Canada, only two provinces currently offer this benefit on a permanent basis. On April 30, Ontario…

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Green Shield Canada adding gender-affirmation offering to group benefits plans

Green Shield Canada is introducing a gender-affirmation offering in all group plans as a standard benefit. The offering is effective June 30 and reimburses plan…

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  • April 30, 2021 May 2, 2021
  • 15:00

Twitter’s monthly #DaysofRest initiative helping prevent employee burnout amid pandemic

In the wake of upheaval in 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racially charged events in the U.S. that ignited a year of social…

2021 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Does your organization’s benefits or pension plan communications deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to supporting your employees’ mental health? Is your…

  • By: Staff
  • April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021
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