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An article on the value that deferred profit-sharing plans can offer to small- and medium-sized employers was the most-read article on Benefits Canada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the past week: 1. Sounding Board: How DPSPs can support SMEs’ retirement, talent management goals 2. CPPIB wants to […]

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  • May 17, 2024 May 16, 2024
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Hundreds of Albertans turned out for a meeting in Edmonton last week to hear officials from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board discuss the state of the national retirement plan, while acknowledging Alberta’s ongoing discussion about leaving it, according to reporting by the Edmonton Journal. The meeting attracted a crowd of about 400 people, during […]

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  • April 30, 2024 April 29, 2024
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Retiring baby boomers are in an era of decumulation anxiety, as they convert their pension assets into income that they fear won’t hold up over the entirety of their retirement. The decumulation problem is complex for defined contribution pension plan sponsors because it involves transferring lump sum pension assets to retirees who may lack investment […]

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets were $590.8 billion, compared to $576 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $14.6 billion increase in net assets consisted of […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Just a fifth (22 per cent) of Albertans say they support the province’s plan to leave the Canada Pension Plan in favour of a provincial plan, down from 27 per cent last October, according to a new survey by Leger Marketing Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 Albertans, found while 40 per cent […]

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  • January 30, 2024 January 29, 2024
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Middle-income earners will start seeing a larger portion of their paycheques going toward their Canada Pension Plan contributions as of Jan. 1. A broader pension revamp began in 2019, as both the Quebec Pension Plan and CPP began phasing in enhanced benefits intended to provide more financial support for Canadians after they retire. So far, individual contributions  — and the employer’s […]

A story on how the federal government is considering ending Canada’s ’30 per cent rule’ was the most-read investment story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular investment news stories of 2023: 1. Feds consider end of ‘30% rule’ for pensions, propose EI adoption benefit: fall economic statement 2. Uptick in U.S. commercial office real estate […]

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  • December 21, 2023 December 21, 2023
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Citing the “complicated” nature of pensions and need for all provinces and territories to weigh in, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland wouldn’t provide a specific timeline for determining how much Alberta would be entitled to if it leaves the Canada Pension Plan. Speaking after a meeting with her provincial and territorial counterparts, Freeland said officials reported back to […]

A survey on the retirement readiness of Canadian workers and a looming retirement crisis was the most-read pension story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular pension news stories of 2023: 1. Survey finds 44% of Canadian pre-retirees have less than $5,000 in savings 2. Ford, Unifor agreement includes significant DC pension improvements, transition to […]

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  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
  • 09:00
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An article on how Desjardins Insurance is supporting employee financial wellness was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Desjardins using budget workshops, interactive game to support employee financial wellness 2. Canadian employers implementing four-day workweek note increased worker happiness, productivity: report 3. OPB appointing Darwin […]

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  • December 1, 2023 November 30, 2023
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