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27% of U.S. workers reporting high levels of financial stress: report

More than a quarter (27 per cent) of U.S. workers say they have high or overwhelming levels of financial stress, up from 20 per cent…

Canadian employee ownership trust model missing incentives for companies: expert

As the Canadian government develops its legislation to permit employee ownership trusts, the fact that the proposed model doesn’t include incentives is a big blow…


70% of U.S. employees say financial stress negatively affects work performance: survey

Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of U.S. employees say financial stress negatively impacts their work performance, according to a new survey by YouGov and YuLife Insurance…

  • By: Staff
  • March 13, 2023 March 13, 2023
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MVF supporting employees’ financial wellness needs through new cost-of-living benefit

MVF is supporting its multinational workforce amid rising inflation with a new cost-of-living benefit. The U.K.-based marketing company introduced the new benefit last October, after…

Delta launching emergency savings program for U.S. employees

Delta Air Lines Inc. is launching an emergency savings program for U.S. employees. Once employees sign up for the program, they participate in roughly two…

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

Coalition seeking to bring employee ownership trusts to Canada

The Canadian Employee Ownership Coalition is urging the federal government to introduce an employee ownership trust in the next federal budget and to remove tax barriers to…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 10, 2023 February 10, 2023
  • 09:00

Two-thirds of U.S. workers say financial stress increased in 2022: survey

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. workers say their financial stress increased in 2022, according to a new survey by the Hartford Financial Services…

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  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 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…

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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…

  • 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
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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,…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 09:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
  • 09:00

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

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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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.…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00

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

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,…