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2022 CAP Member Survey: Perceptions of CAPs against a changing economic landscape

After a tough couple of years, Canadians continue to face several challenges against an increasingly turbulent economic landscape. While most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in…

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CAP member outcomes saw modest decline in Q2 as rising interest rates offset falling markets: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2022, as rising interest rates and the corresponding rise in annuity…

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  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
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Majority of low to moderate income workers would invest in long-term savings plans with incentives: survey

The vast majority (90 per cent) of low to moderate income workers say they’d open a long-term savings account if they were offered incentives, according…

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  • August 23, 2022 August 23, 2022
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Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Employers embracing innovation, flexibility in DC plan design

The uniting theme at the 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit was financial wellness, a chief concern for any employer that offers a pension plan to…

2022 DC Plan Summit coverage: What’s next for DC plans?

The 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Victoria, B.C. on May 11-13, featured several case studies from innovative DC plan sponsors, as…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Highlighting pension members’ financial stressors, connection to overall well-being

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, five major stressors are impacting Canadians’ overall well-being, with four of these related to finances: the knowledge gap,…

2022 DC Plan Summit: How Scotiabank connects financial wellness to overall well-being

During a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit, Simon Cabral, Scotiabank’s director of global defined contribution plans, shared how the organization ties employees’…

2022 DC Plan Summit: How are DC plan sponsors modernizing their savings plans?

In a panel discussion during Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit, three defined contribution pension plan sponsors shared how their plans are evolving to ensure…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Reviewing retirement savings through a DEI lens

An open dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion is vital for raising the resilience and overall wealth of pension plan members, said Ryan Weiss, vice-president…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Kraft-Heinz merger kicks off review, streamlining of pension plan

With the 2015 merger of Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz Co., Kraft Heinz Canada was left with a “mixed bag” of savings and retirement programs.…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Canfor’s multi-year financial wellness program goes beyond retirement

Providing tools to help defined contribution pension plan members make solid financial decisions rather than making the decisions for them was the impetus for Canadian…

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New Brunswick amending pension legislation to allow for reserve accounts, annuity buyouts

New Brunswick is amending its Pension Benefits Act to allow for enhanced communications with plan members, exempt compulsory membership for religious beliefs and allow for reserve…

2022 Pension Leadership Awards opens for entries

The Canadian Investment Review is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards. The third annual Pension Leadership Awards will celebrate the organizations and individuals…

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  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
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IMCO unveils ESG strategy, discloses portfolio emissions

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is publishing its inaugural environmental, social and governance report, which includes an outline of its four-pronged ESG integration strategy.…

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  • July 5, 2022 July 5, 2022
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Nova Scotia’s PSSP returns 5.56% for fiscal year

The Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan generated net returns of 5.56 per cent during its latest fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022.…

2022 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: Pension plan sponsors incorporating DEI into plan philosophy, design and communications

Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives aren’t a new concept for employers — just ask any human resources professional. However, in a changing world marked by…

How SEIU Healthcare is making retirement planning accessible for members

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer-sponsored pension plans not accessible to…

Expert panel: Time for pension plan sponsors to focus on rebuilding mutually beneficial relationships with asset managers

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each…

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Workplace Benefits Awards win boosting employee engagement for 2021 pension winner

Scotiabank’s win at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards led to increased employee engagement and peer recognition, says Rosemary Hatnay, director and head of total rewards solutions…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Scotiabank supporting employee financial well-being with pension info sessions

Scotiabank is supporting its employees’ financial well-being with a week of information sessions in June. Ayman Alvi, director of global benefits at Scotiabank, says the…

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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
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How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

How employers can support workers as record number of Canadians near retirement

With a record number of Canadians nearing retirement, employers can support workers through retirement planning initiatives and education, says one expert. According to a report…

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Canadian pension funds top global transparency ranking: report

Canadian pension plans are the most transparent in the world, according to a new report by Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking Inc. The report, which uses…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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