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Changes to the calculation of commuted pension values in Canada are making it more challenging for defined benefit pension plan members to determine an optimal day to quit their job and receive the maximum payout, says one actuary. Peter Gorham, an actuary at JDM Actuarial Expert Services Inc., says while he used to point plan […]

Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was front of mind this week, with Benefits Canada‘s look at how employers can mark the inaugural day the most-read story. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: How employers can mark first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation New paper calls for linking […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2021 September 30, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is updating its process for releasing guidance regarding assumptions for hypothetical pension windup and solvency valuations. For quarterly guidance relating to periods from March 31 to Dec. 30, June 30 to Dec. 30 and Sept. 30 to Dec. 30, an explanatory report providing supporting material will be issued after the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 09:00

As Canada’s pension landscape has evolved over the past 45 years, Michel St-Germain has been helping plan sponsors navigate it all. St-Germain, who is currently president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, retired as a partner from Mercer in June 2020 after first joining the organization on Jan. 1, 1975. When looking back at his […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • November 17, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 10:35