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Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past week focusing on legislation that’s tackling the issue at the federal and provincial levels. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. giving workers five paid sick […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
  • 09:00

A story looking at dynamic pension pools as a decumulation option took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Dynamic pension pools a viable decumulation option for Canadians: report 2. Employers see retirement benefits as top attraction, retention tool: survey 3. Employers enforcing rules for […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 09:05

More than 2,000 workers at a Vale nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., are continuing their strike after their union, United Steelworkers Local 6500, rejected the company’s five-year contract proposal, which cuts health and medical benefits for existing and future employees. The June 14 offer was Vale’s second since the workers went on strike June 1, […]

Despite market uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic and a turbulent U.S. presidential election cycle, Canadian defined benefit pension plans ended the year with near double-digit gains, according to a report by the RBC’s Investor & Treasury Services. Amid the once-in-a-century crisis, market returns in 2020 for retirement assets were 9.2 per cent, noted the […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 09:06
‘The rules of the game are changing’: DB pension plans and climate scenario risk analysis

Defined benefit plan sponsors are undoubtedly familiar with scenario risk analysis, but applying that concept to their portfolio’s climate risk is a whole new ballgame. But plan sponsors will need to use these risk analyses to get a handle on how exposed they are to climate change risks and opportunities decades into the future, said […]