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Contract workers at post-secondary institutions missing out on pensions, paid leave: report

Contract food services and custodial workers at Canada’s colleges and universities have less access to pensions and paid leave than their in-house colleagues, according to…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the potential future of pension plans in the private sector was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 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…

A look at MEPPs in a shifting pension landscape

As the move away from traditional defined benefit plans continues and intensifies, Canada’s multi-employer pension plans are providing employers with another retirement savings option for…

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Comfortable retirement out of reach for many employees: report

While Canadians nearing retirement age have seen a doubling in the median value of both their assets and net worth since 1999, the prospect of…

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  • May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022
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A third of Canadian employees retiring sooner than planned: survey

A third (33 per cent) of recently retired Canadians said they retired sooner than they planned and 30 per cent of pre-retirees intend to change…

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  • May 11, 2022 May 10, 2022
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37% of U.S. employers increasing quality of workplace benefits to attract, retain employees: survey

Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts,…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Expert panel: Are private sector employers heading toward a pension renaissance?

Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the…

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Majority of U.S. young employees switched jobs in last 2 years: survey

Almost two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employees aged 25 to 35 have changed jobs in the last two years or are planning to make…

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  • May 9, 2022 May 5, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can support workers as a record number of Canadians prepare to retire was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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DCIIA urging U.S. government to develop emergency savings plans

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association is calling on the U.S. government to develop flexible emergency savings solutions for employees. The Washington, D.C.-based organization is…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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Longevity pessimism poses risks to retirement planning: survey

By underestimating life expectancy, employees risk running out of money in retirement, according to a new survey by analytics firm Club Vita. The survey, which…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 4, 2022
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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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401(k) providers offering cryptocurrency investment options to U.S. workers

More workers may soon be able to stake some of their 401(k) retirement savings to Bitcoin, as cryptocurrencies crack even deeper into the mainstream. Retirement…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the B.C. Credit Union Employers’ Pension Plan’s normal retirement date was the most-read story on…

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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30% of Canadians relying on workplace pension as primary source of retirement income: survey

Almost a third (29 per cent) of Canadians believe their employer-sponsored pension plan will be their primary source of retirement income, while 15 per cent…

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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B.C. court upholds pension plan’s decision to increase retirement age

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld the B.C. Credit Union Employers’ Pension Plan’s decision to increase its normal retirement date to age 65…

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  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
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Survey finds 84% of U.S. workers questioning ability to prioritize retirement savings amid rising inflation

Due to inflation, a majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employees believe their money doesn’t go as far as it used to, leaving many to…

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  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
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Retirement-age employees fear low interest rates, rising inflation will impact retirement income: survey

More than half (61 per cent) of U.S. employees nearing retirement age believe low interest rates combined with rising inflation will make it difficult to…

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  • April 19, 2022 April 18, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A story that took an in-depth look at the federal government’s 2022 budget proposals and their potential impacts on employers and employees was the most-read…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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How Foresters Financial redesigned its pension, benefits plans to provide employees with more flexibility

In 2021, Foresters Financial redesigned its retirement and benefits plans to be more flexible, relevant and competitive, modernizing the plans with the recognition that employees…

A look at the pandemic’s impact on pension plans in Canada’s travel, transportation sectors

The economic impact of the pandemic has been unevenly distributed across various industries, with travel and transportation among the hardest-hit sectors. However, while travel restrictions…

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U.S. employers enhancing or looking to enhance DC pension plans: survey

The vast majority of U.S. employers are eyeing enhancements to their defined contribution pension plans in an effort to boost their employees’ retirement security and…

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  • April 12, 2022 April 11, 2022
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Physical health, work-life balance and ability to retire top concerns for Canadian employees: survey

Canadian employees’ top concerns are physical health and fitness, work load and work-life balance, ability to retire and mental health, according to a new survey…

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  • April 11, 2022 May 2, 2022
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Great-West Lifeco subsidiary completes acquisition of Prudential’s retirement business

Empower Retirement, the U.S. subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., has completed the previously announced acquisition of Prudential Financial Inc.’s full-service retirement business. With the completed…

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  • April 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
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