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Canadians’ financial well-being up slightly, focus on retirement growing: survey

Canadians reported slightly higher levels of financial well-being in the summer of 2021, with many focusing on saving for retirement, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was front of mind this week, with Benefits Canada‘s look at how employers can mark the inaugural…

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2021 September 30, 2021
  • 09:00
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A quarter of Canadians delaying retirement due to pandemic: survey

Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of working Canadians say the coronavirus pandemic has delayed their — or their spouse’s — timeline to retirement, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2021 September 30, 2021
  • 15:00
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CPPIB acquires maritime terminal operator, AIMCo invests in Indian clean energy fund

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring North America’s largest marine terminal operator. A minority investor in the Ports America Group since 2014, the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 10:00
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Pensions for ousted and retired MPs could cost taxpayers $42M

The 17 pension-qualified members of parliament who stood down or were ousted during last week’s federal election will receive $1.4 million per year in payments,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 15:00

Solvency reserve accounts missing from Manitoba’s new pension amendments

Although Manitoba’s Pension Amendments Act takes effect on Oct. 1, pension plan sponsors are disappointed that the provisions allowing them to use reserve accounts to…

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Financial stress affecting workplace motivation: survey

When employees are financially stressed, they’re distracted and less productive at work and more likely to leave their jobs, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 09:00

New paper calls for linking DB pension solvency minimums to plan member age

A new white paper published by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is proposing new rules during defined benefit plan windups, requiring higher solvency ratios for members…

Canadians taking CPP at 60 losing $100,000+ in retirement income: study

New surveys highlight discrepancies in retirement readiness

About a third (36 per cent) of working Canadians and 21 per cent of retirees aren’t confident how much money their retirement income sources will provide…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2021 September 27, 2021
  • 09:00

University of Victoria Students’ Society joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

The University of Victoria Students’ Society is the first Vancouver Island employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. By…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2021 October 6, 2021
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

The federal election is top of mind for many these days, so it’s no surprise Benefits Canada‘s most-read story over the past seven days was…

  • By: Staff
  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Liberals unlikely to pursue super-priority for pension plan members: expert

While a re-elected Liberal government may introduce some measures to protect private pension plan members, it’s unlikely to pursue super-priority similar to what was proposed…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 24, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada drops to No. 10 in retiree well-being global rankings: report

Canada drops to No. 10 among developed nations for retiree well-being after spending two years in a row at No. 8, according to Natixis Investment…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Toronto seafood market engaging employees with profit-sharing plan, health benefits

A Toronto-based seafood market is using its benefits and compensation offerings to engage employees in an industry hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. David…

Who are the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. At a virtual roundtable and awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 finalists gathered to discuss their leading benefits and…

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:05

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A look at a survey finding employees are prioritizing workplace benefits plans amid an increasingly competitive job market took the top spot as the most-read story…

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Collective DC pension plan designs offer benefits to sponsors, members: report

Collective defined contribution pension plans could begin to replace DC plans, just as DC plans have replaced the majority of defined benefit plans in recent…

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Sino-Canadian relations face a slow recovery, but China remains warm to investors: expert

While the return of two Canadians imprisoned in China since 2018 may lead the Canadian government to rethink its relationship with the world’s most populous…

ACPM calling on OSFI to address funding asymmetry in DB pension regulation

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to address funding asymmetry in its approach to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 09:00

2021 Top 50 DC Plans Report: Refreshing pension plans to boost engagement, outcomes

While renovation shows on television tend to take a sledgehammer to every surface in a house for dramatic effect, there’s another way. Defined contribution pension…

Focusing on TDF glide paths as migration from DB to DC plans continue

The selection of a target-date fund glide path is more crucial than ever as the migration from DB to DC pension plans continues Since its…

Helping employees understand the benefits of delaying CPP/QPP

The old adage “good things come to those who wait” is especially true of Canada and Quebec Pension Plan benefits. A $1,000 monthly CPP/QPP benefit…

Willis Towers Watson selling Willis Re to Gallagher for US$3.25BN

Willis Towers Watson is selling its global reinsurance business, Willis Re, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for US$3.25 billion. The transaction is set to…

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  • August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Volitility, high inflation to be expected during coronavirus recovery, says Bank of Canada

Canada’s economy will undergo volatility and inflationary acceleration as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, warns the governor of the Bank of Canada. “The process…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 13:00