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DC plan members nearing retirement need employers’ help to achieve financial security: report

Defined contribution pension plan members nearing retirement may need their employers’ help to achieve financial security during an era of low interest rates and increased…

Average DB discount rate dipped 0.5% in 2021: report

The average discount rate used by Canadian defined benefit pension plans at the end of 2021 was 0.5 per cent higher than the previous year,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 12:09
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Expert panel: What does it mean for pension plan members to live separate and apart?

While pension plan administrators know about their plan members’ employment history and salaries, they may not expect to learn much about their personal lives, including how…

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USW, American Airlines agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing roughly 300 employees at American Airlines in Toronto and Montreal has ratified a new two-year agreement that includes pension and benefits improvements.…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00

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

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,…

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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…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 15:00
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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…

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
  • 15:00

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…

Report finds gender, race gaps persist in U.S. workplace retirement plan participation

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of all U.S. private sector employees don’t have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and non-white workers have the least access to these…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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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
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Expert panel: China’s ESG mask slips

Reports that a leading asset manager is delaying the launch of a Chinese bond fund indefinitely are a clear sign that the facade around Chinese…

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
  • 09:00

Employer’s prior conduct prohibits pension plan amendments, despite collective agreement terms: Ontario court

A recent Ontario Divisional Court ruling serves as a caution that employers’ prior conduct may prohibit them from amending pension plans even when the collective…

Is the concept of financial independence and early retirement truly feasible?

The FIRE concept — financial independence and retiring early — is gaining traction among younger workers, but as appealing as early retirement may be, it isn’t…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
  • 09:01

Expert panel: Can pension administrators deny benefits to plan members who don’t submit proof-of-life forms?

In August, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that the U.K. Department for Works and Pensions cut off state pension payments to several expatriate pensioners living…

  • By: Mary Picard
  • November 22, 2022 November 22, 2022
  • 09:00

FSRA releases final pension deregistration guidance

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario has released its final pension deregistration guidance, which identifies the documents, information and timeframes that are required under…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 21, 2022
  • 15:00

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

An article on the Canadian Federation of Pensioners’ response to proposed legislative and policy updates for Alberta’s private sector pension regulations was the most-read story…

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
  • 09:01

OPTrust promoting financial literacy with enhanced communications, DB pension education program

The OPSEU Pension Trust is supporting employees’ and plan members’ financial literacy with its defined benefit pension education program and extensive member communications. “We run…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 17, 2022 November 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Survey finds Canadian employees delaying retirement due to rising cost of living

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian pre-retirees say the rising cost of living is preventing them from retiring when they’d like to, up from…

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2022 November 16, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How employers can support employee wellness ahead of a looming recession

Every day, it seems the news includes a story or two about the economy and whether or not a recession is coming. At the same…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • November 16, 2022 November 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Employers turning to workplace amenities, perks to lure workers back to office

When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. employees headed back to their office this year, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant…

AIMCo opening second office in Alberta

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening a new Calgary satellite office as part of a strategy to better capture investment opportunities within its home…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:00

StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00