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UPP generates net return of 10.2% in 2023, net assets increase to $11.7BN

The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to…

Medicus Pension Plan reports 158% funded status at start of 2024

The Medicus Pension Plan, a defined benefit multi-employer pension plan designed exclusively for incorporated physicians in Canada, reported a funded status of 158 per cent…


Dollar cap matching could more equitably distribute 401(k) contributions, reduce plan sponsor costs: report

Dollar cap match formulas could distribute employer contributions to 401(k)s more equitably than other common match formulas, according to a new report by Vanguard Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2024 June 11, 2024
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference

On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 08:00

2024 Global Investment Conference: A look at evolving retirement trends

During a panel discussion at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three pension plan sponsors shared their perspective on plan design…

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

An article on the federal government’s national pharmacare bill receiving approval in the House of Commons was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here…

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 09:00

FSRA outlines final guidance on retroactive adverse amendments

In its newest guidance, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is barring pension plan administrators from registering retroactive adverse amendments that could have a negative…

Nestlé, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing more than 460 employees at Nestlé in Toronto has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains, ending a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 4, 2024 June 3, 2024
  • 09:00

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

An article on legal challenges filed against the federal government’s hybrid work mandate for public service employees was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2024 May 30, 2024
  • 09:00

63% of Americans worry more about running out of money than death: survey

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of Americans say they worry more about running out of money than death, up from 57 per cent in 2022,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2024 May 29, 2024
  • 09:00

Cross-border pension plans increasing due to political, economic tension: survey

The number of international pension plans and international savings plans that are offered in countries operating in challenging political or economic circumstances has risen to…

  • By: Staff
  • May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024
  • 15:00
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Expert panel: New research brings mortality improvement into spotlight for pension plan sponsors

One of the many consequences of the coronavirus pandemic was an unprecedented interest in the life expectancy of Canadians. While the increased focus on life…

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

An article highlighting CGI Group’s initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human…

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
  • 09:00

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

An article on the value that deferred profit-sharing plans can offer to small- and medium-sized employers was the most-read article on Benefits Canada.com this week.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2024 May 16, 2024
  • 09:00

CAP member outcomes increasing in Q1 2024: report

Capital accumulation plan members saw a slight uptick in their plan outcome in the first quarter of 2024, as annuity rates rebounded to levels comparable…

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024
  • 15:00

CPPIB generates net return of 8% as of Q1 2024, net assets increase to $632.3BN

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned an eight per cent return last year but significantly underperformed the 19.9 per cent return of its reference portfolio.…

More work to be done on feds’ plan to encourage domestic pension investments: lawyers

The federal government’s promise to encourage Canadian institutional investors to invest more domestically is taking shape with two key initiatives found in the 2024 budget.…

Saskatchewan arbitrator sides with Canadian Blood Services in pension contributions case

A Saskatchewan arbitrator has ruled that Canadian Blood Services doesn’t owe an employee eight years of retroactive pension contributions because it took the proper steps…

How PepsiCo Canada’s savings program is helping employees achieve financial security at any stage in life

PepsiCo Canada is baking flexibility into its retirement savings benefits to support employees’ financial security amid the rising cost of living. To help employees reach…

How DC plan sponsors can support women’s financial confidence

While women are increasingly becoming primary income earners, few women manage their own finances as they near retirement, said Elisha Ribeiro, national sales director for…

AI can enhance DC pension communication, employee experience

Employers can leverage artificial intelligence to enhance the employee experience, including improvements to defined contribution pension communication, said John Bradley, director of emerging technologies at…

How Ontario pay transparency legislation will impact employers

As Ontario prepares to introduce pay transparency legislation, it’s important for employers to consider how much information they want to share in job postings, says…

Desjardins using budget workshops, interactive game to support employee financial wellness

Desjardins Insurance is marking Financial Literacy Month with a series of budgeting workshops for employees and an interactive game to help improve financial literacy. The…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 24, 2023 November 23, 2023
  • 09:00

2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference: A closer look at the mental, physical, financial risk factors facing plan members

Many plan members are experiencing risk factors related to poor mental, physical and financial well-being, but often don’t know they can turn to their benefits…