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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…

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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…

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  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
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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…

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  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00
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Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
  • 15:00

Caary Capital using flexible work, ESOP to help attract, retain employees

Since Caary Capital Ltd. was founded during the coronavirus pandemic, it had to adapt quickly to the unpredictable hiring market using techniques like flexible working…

Ayman Alvi promoted to VP, global pension and benefits at Scotiabank

Scotiabank has promoted Ayman Alvi to vice-president of global pension and benefits. Alvi joined the bank in 2019 as director of global benefits. Previously, he…

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  • August 5, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on a ruling against the Blue Cross Life Insurance Co. of Canada and how it could affect long-term disability premiums was the most-read…

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  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
  • 09:00
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Brown and Caldwell leveraging employee ownership model with 5% raise amid inflation, tight labour market

Brown and Caldwell is recognizing employees’ hard work and resilience over the last two years with a company-wide salary increase. In July, the engineering consultancy…

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
  • 12:00
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81% of employees factoring hybrid work into job search: survey

Eight in 10 (81 per cent) white-collar workers cite hybrid work as a top factor when looking for a new job, ranked alongside higher pension…

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
  • 15:00

2021 Pension Leadership Awards winners announced

The Canadian Investment Review is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. The winners are: Chief Investment Officer of the Year James…

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  • May 5, 2022 June 3, 2022
  • 13:30

Ontario casinos, Unifor reach deals with improved pensions, benefits

The union representing workers at three Ontario casinos has ratified a series of collective agreements that will provide improved pensions and health benefits for employees.…

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  • April 27, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00
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United Way B.C., CUPE reach agreement to improve mental-health coverage

The United Way British Columbia and the union representing the organization’s employees have reached an agreement to increase extended mental-health coverage. The coverage, which has…

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  • April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 09:00

What’s in the federal budget for employers, employees?

The federal government’s 2022 budget, which set out $56 billion in new spending on Thursday, has a few offerings that could impact employers and employees.…

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  • April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022
  • 09:00

Employees rank remote work, salary as top elements of benefits packages: survey

Remote work is considered the second most important element to compensation and benefits packages, ranked only behind salary, according to a new survey by job…

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  • March 30, 2022 March 29, 2022
  • 09:00
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Workers back on the job at noon after CP Rail and union agree to final arbitration

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the union representing 3,000 conductors, engineers and train and yard workers say they have agreed to final and binding arbitration…

Two years later: Canada’s DB, DC pension plans weathering the pandemic

Canada’s pension plans are weathering the coronavirus pandemic, with many plans currently in their best financial shape in several years. The early days of the…

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Ontario mulling implementing new ‘portable benefits’ for precarious workers

Ontario is eyeing a new system to provide “portable benefits” for workers in the gig economy, retail and hospitality sectors who don’t currently have health,…

Willis Towers Watson rebrands as WTW

Global consultancy Willis Towers Watson is rebranding as WTW. “Since 2016 we have been known as Willis Towers Watson, the combination of Willis and Towers…

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  • January 26, 2022 January 25, 2022
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Survey finds Canadians’ financial well-being declines as pandemic drags on

Canadian workers’ financial well-being score is declining amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being index. The survey, which polled 3,000…

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  • January 26, 2022 January 26, 2022
  • 09:00

PIAC to focus on growing membership in 2022, says new board member

The Pension Investment Association of Canada board is prioritizing a return to business as usual and the expansion of the association’s membership in 2022. The…

Toronto’s Juno College planning to move to 100% employee-ownership model

Juno College is planning to move to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model. The Toronto-based college, formerly known as Hacker U, was established by Heather…

Gallagher completing acquisition of Willis Re

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is completing its acquisition of Willis Towers Watson’s global reinsurance business, Willis Re. The US$3.25 billion transaction was first announced…

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  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
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Employees want more comprehensive benefits coverage: survey

Canadian employees want more comprehensive coverage under their benefits plans, according to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada and Telus Health. The survey,…

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  • November 19, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:05

Back to basics on captive arrangements

Five years ago, Rolls Royce Canada Ltd. realized its insurer and one of its European divisions’ insurers had separate reinsurance through a larger multinational company,…