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2023 DC Plan Summit: DC industry’s objectives shifting from retirement to financial wellness

The traditional aim for the defined contribution pension industry has been helping plan members save for retirement, but as the nature of employment, plan design,…

2023 DC Plan Summit: A look at McGill University’s search for a comprehensive decumulation solution

While McGill University has factored decumulation into its pension plan for decades, the plan sponsor is continually fine tuning these strategies for members, said John…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Keep it simple, thoughtful and measurable to engage millennials in retirement savings

With multiple generations in Canada’s diverse labour force, each generation has distinct needs and expectations, with millennials, in particular, creating increasing challenges for plan sponsors.…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Amazon fostering holistic financial literacy, wellness among employees

Any new benefit introduced at Amazon has to align to its 16 leadership principles, which the organization lives and breathes every day. These include: learn…


41% of U.S. employers including retirement benefits information in onboarding process: survey

Two-fifths (41 per cent) of U.S. employers say they embed information on retirement benefits in their onboarding process, according to a new survey by XpertHR.…

  • By: Staff
  • May 8, 2023 May 9, 2023
  • 09:00

Ontario Pension Board preparing for departure of two top executives

The Ontario Pension Board is announcing its plans for managing the coming departures of two of its top executives — Mark Fuller, president and chief…

Editorial: Can the industry move beyond the complexity of pensions?

What’s in a name? A pension by any other name would smell as sweet — or would it? I started writing this month’s Pension Feature…

Does the pension industry have a language problem?

Defined benefit. Defined contribution. Target benefit. Shared risk. Collective. Multi-employer. Pooled. Canada’s pension and retirement landscape is littered with lingo that can often be confusing…

OMERS addresses confusion about new sustainability review at AGM

Speaking at the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, Blake Hutcheson, its chief executive officer, discussed the OMERS’ recent annual results,…

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2023 April 10, 2023
  • 12:30

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

An article on how working mothers are struggling with work-life balance was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • March 17, 2023 March 16, 2023
  • 09:00
FSRA issues final guidance on missing pension plan members

How employers can help track down Ontario’s 175,000 missing pension plan members

Ontario-based pension plan sponsors can help reduce the number of missing plan members by examining their communications strategies and maintaining best practices in record keeping…


Watchdog accusing CPPIB of greenwashing acquisition of oil company

Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health is describing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s acquisition of a significant stake in one of California’s largest…

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2023 March 9, 2023
  • 12:00

Who are the finalists in the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards?

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards will be handed out in four categories, with…

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2023 May 15, 2023
  • 09:00

2022 IIC coverage: Pension plan sponsors discuss role of communication, education in member engagement, support

In 2021, the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan set out to gauge just how well-versed its 60,000 members were about their defined benefit pension plan.…

2022 CAP Suppliers Report: What’s on CAP sponsors’ wish lists for the coming year?

With the coronavirus pandemic and rising inflation causing economic uncertainty, capital accumulation plan sponsors are looking for new ways to help their members feel secure…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 08:57

2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Employers target timely, topical education in financial well-being strategies

Financial education and well-being initiatives are in the spotlight as employees face the stress of multiple financial headwinds — from inflation reaching a 40-year high…


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…

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

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 over the last week. Here are the five…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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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

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