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The Canadian Federation of Pensioners is taking issue with some of the Alberta government’s proposed legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws, including a focus on transferring pension risk from plan sponsors to plan members. In its response to the provincial regulator’s consultation draft, the CFP said transferring this risk would be a significant […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2022 November 16, 2022
  • 09:00
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A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd. on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 800 Canadian employers, found 88 per cent of those that offer a defined benefit pension plan said […]

A story looking at the award-winning strategy behind Canadian Forest Products Ltd.’s ongoing support for employees’ savings and retirement goals took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canfor wins award for educating employees on retirement savings 2. Ontario introducing right-to-disconnect legislation 3. Unvaccinated employees may […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021
  • 09:00

A majority (70 per cent) of Canadians say they’re willing to forgo a higher salary in exchange for a workplace pension plan, according to a new survey for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan by Abacus Data. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 Canadian adults in April, signals an opportunity for employers to build […]

The 470 striking workers at a Nestlé Canada chocolate bar factory in Toronto are heading back to work as their union reached an agreement with the company on May 20, securing wage, benefits and pension increases for its members. “We’re very happy with the results. The company is investing in the employees, so we see […]

While the typical balanced fund is becoming a rarity among pension plans, a segment of plan sponsors continue to utilize these funds — albeit with added diversification. Traditionally, such funds have invested 60 per cent in equities and 40 per cent in bonds. But with investment options for pension plans expanding over the last 20 […]

Institutional investors turning to equities, global markets in 2021

Defined benefit pensions maintain positive growth at the start of 2017.

  • May 16, 2017 January 20, 2021
  • 11:25
Financial Health of Canadian DB Plans Continues to Rise

Aon Hewitt survey says pension solvency improved again in February

Do DB Plans Reward the Wrong People?

The haves and have-nots in the public pension system.

  • April 19, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 11:15