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Ford, Unifor agreement includes significant DC pension improvements, transition to DB plan

More than 5,600 Ford of Canada workers have voted in favour of ratifying a three-year collective agreement that includes improvements to the defined contribution and…


Alberta deserves more than half CPP assets if it exits program: report

A report commissioned by the Alberta government estimates the province would be entitled to more than half the assets of the Canada Pension Plan if it…


Public DB pensions key to supporting women, BIPOC workers in retirement: report

Public defined benefit pension plans can play a critical role in delivering adequate retirement income for U.S. retirees, while providing a key buffer against economic…

  • By: Staff
  • September 18, 2023 September 18, 2023
  • 15:00

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

An article on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 09:00

Head to head: Are employers making progress on the gender pay gap?

While Canada has had pay equity laws since the 1970s, gender pay gaps still exist, but new pay transparency legislation in British Columbia is aiming…

Getting to know Shannan Corey and the Saskatchewan Pension Plan

Working in the pension industry has always been aligned with Shannan Corey’s personal interests and values. Her father was an actuary so she was exposed…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 08:56

34% of U.S. women don’t have an employer-sponsored retirement plan: survey

A third (34 per cent) of U.S. women say they don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, while a fifth (22 per cent) say…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2023 September 13, 2023
  • 09:00

CAPSA’s risk management guideline adaptable to changes in cybersecurity, ESG: webinar

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline allows for additional flexibility amid evolving issues such as cybersecurity and environmental, social and…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 11, 2023 September 10, 2023
  • 09:00

Canadian employers say competing for talent, rising mental-health issues impacting benefits strategy: survey

Canadian employers say competition for talent (84 per cent), rising mental-health issues (63 per cent) and a focus on inclusion and diversity (48 per cent)…

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2023 September 10, 2023
  • 09:00

Online gig work growing rapidly, but workers lack benefits, retirement plans: report

Roughly half of online gig workers across the globe don’t have a retirement plan, a percentage that increases among Venezuelan (73 per cent) and Nigerian (75 per…


Metro, Unifor agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The union representing 3,700 frontline grocery workers at 27 Metro Inc. stores across the Greater Toronto Area has ratified a collective agreement that includes pension and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2023 September 6, 2023
  • 09:00

21% of Canadian workers considering leaving their job: survey

A fifth (21 per cent) of Canadian workers say they’re considering leaving their job, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The average mental-health score…

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2023 September 5, 2023
  • 09:00

Union calling for better benefits, pension accrual for wildland firefighters

Improved benefits and pensions are needed for wildland firefighters amid the unprecedented amount of wildfires in Canada this year, says Bert Blundon, president of the National Union…


Majority of U.S. 401(k) plan sponsors making changes by end of year: survey

The majority (95 per cent) of U.S. 401(k) plan sponsors say they intend to change their plan design by the end of the year, according…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2023 August 30, 2023
  • 15:00

Survey finds longevity literacy tied to regular retirement planning, saving

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of U.S. employees with strong longevity literacy are saving for retirement on a regular basis, compared to 58 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2023 August 22, 2023
  • 15:00

Report calls for more illiquid assets in DC pension plans’ target-date funds

Diversifying target-date funds by incorporating illiquid assets — such as private equity, real estate and infrastructure — could result in a 0.15 per cent annual…


37% of U.S. employers say attraction, retention is No. 1 reason to offer non-qualified retirement plans: survey

More than a third (37 per cent) of U.S. employers that offer a non-qualified retirement plan say attraction and retention of key talent is their…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2023 August 16, 2023
  • 09:00

43% of U.S. DC pension plan sponsors offering auto-escalation: survey

More than two-fifths (43 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say their plan offers automatic escalation, up from 21 per cent in…

  • By: Staff
  • August 15, 2023 August 15, 2023
  • 15:00

How employers can alleviate labour challenges by supporting older workers who want to stay on the job

Employers can alleviate labour challenges by supporting older employees who want to continue working through training and opportunities, says Lisa Taylor, an associate fellow at…


U.S. workers say they’ll need average of $4,940 a month income in retirement: survey

U.S. workers forecast they’ll need an average $4,940 monthly income to enjoy a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which…

  • By: Staff
  • August 14, 2023 August 14, 2023
  • 15:00

Editorial: Deciphering the data

I’m sitting down to write this on the hottest day so far in 2023. Environment Canada has issued a multi-day heat warning in my region…

2023 Consultants Report: How are consultants helping plan sponsors make the most of their benefits, retirement data?

In 2022, Xero sent out a global survey to all of its employees asking them to rank the most important components of its total rewards…

2023 CAP Member Survey: How CAPs are evolving to address changing financial priorities

With Canadians’ financial priorities shifting alongside a turbulent economic climate, including inflation levels not seen in decades and a never-ending rise in the cost of…

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CAPSA’s draft CAP guideline alters industry standards, say ACPM, CLHIA, PIAC

The Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association and the Pension Investment Association of Canada say the Canadian Association of…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2023 August 9, 2023
  • 09:00

CAP member outcomes continue to rise in Q2 2023: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes continued their march upward in the second quarter of 2023, driven by increasing annuity rates and positive equity market returns,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2023 August 8, 2023
  • 15:00