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45% of Canadians say pandemic continues to impact mental health: survey

Close to half (45 per cent) of Canadians say the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health…

More employer support needed for parents of teens facing mental-health challenges: survey

More than half (55 per cent) of U.S. working parents say they aren’t receiving enough support from their employer while having to care for their…

  • By: Staff
  • May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022
  • 15:00

Most U.S. employers haven’t embedded DEI, accessibility initiatives into daily processes: survey

While most U.S. employers have committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility initiatives, the majority haven’t embedded these initiatives into their daily processes, according to…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 15:00

OMERS’ real estate arm developing French laboratories, PSP-backed firm investing in Tokyo data centre

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a long-term strategic partnership to develop commercial laboratories in France. In the…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 13:00

Just 1% of institutional investors remain ESG non-adopters: survey

Only one per cent of institutional investors described their organizations as non-adopters of environmental, social and governance investing criteria, according to a survey from Capital Group. The…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 12:30

Ontario Teachers’ real estate arm adopting carbon reduction targets

Cadillac Fairview is adopting a series of sustainable investing goals to help its portfolio achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The real estate arm of the…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 12:30
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Hitachi, Unifor agreement includes DB, DC pension increases, enhanced health benefits

The union representing employees at a Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. plant in Guelph, Ont. has ratified an agreement that includes pension and benefits gains.…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: How employers can design health benefits, retirement plans for gig workers

Whether they’re delivering takeout, chauffeuring passengers, or fixing leaky sinks, most gig workers in Canada don’t get benefits. Classified as independent contractors rather than employees,…

Employers adjusting benefits, compensation amid inflation, labour shortage: survey

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 15:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00
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Chief actuary seeking external panel for CPP review

The office of the chief actuary is seeking an external peer review panel for its next actuarial report on the Canada Pension Plan. The external…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 09:00

Capital One Canada fostering employee well-being through learning, development

Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody…

Employee recognition key to retaining talent: survey

Half (53 per cent) of employees who believe their work isn’t authentically recognized by their employer are actively looking for a new job, compared to…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 15:00
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CPPIB ends fiscal year with 6.8% return, despite final quarter contractions

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board generated returns of 6.8 per cent during its fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022. The institutional investor’s assets…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:30

OMERS acquiring alternative energy group, AIMCO receiving shares in drilling company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:00

77% of employees believe remote, hybrid working improves well-being: survey

Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 09:00
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CAPSA seeking feedback on revised CAP guidelines

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is releasing a consultation draft of revisions to its guidelines for capital accumulation plans. The updated guidelines replace…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 09:00
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Buss Financial Group moving to a four-day workweek this summer

Buss Financial Group is implementing a four-day workweek this summer to provide employees with more flexibility. Employees will have Fridays off on a rotating basis…

Coalition publishes model investment contracts to enforce plan ESG guidelines

The Pension Fund Coalition is publishing a set of generic contracts aimed to help plan sponsors in establishing minimum environmental, social and governance criteria with…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:55

AIMCo appoints Krista Pell as chief HR officer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Krista Pell as its chief human resources officer. In the new role, Pell will lead the AIMCo’s HR…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:00

Employees seeking enhanced well-being resources, employer recognition: survey

Half (49 per cent) of employees would like their employer to increase investment in mental, physical and financial well-being resources, according to a new survey…

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  • May 18, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 15:00

Dillon Consulting helping employees pay down student debt

Dillon Consulting Ltd. is supporting employees’ financial well-being through a student debt repayment program. The program allows employees to repay student debt by using employer…

Employers seeking to withhold termination entitlements must prove wilful misconduct pre-planned: Ontario court

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises the bar for employers seeking to withhold minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act from employees dismissed…

Relocation opportunities key to attracting, retaining knowledge workers: survey

Half (51 per cent) of knowledge workers who quit their job in the last two years believe a relocation opportunity is a must for new job…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 15:00

Caisse, CPPIB investing in European industrial facilities

The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:30