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Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of Canadian workers say their rising cost of living is increasing faster than their income, according to a survey by Scotiabank. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees, found Canadians, on average, worry about their finances for 15 hours a week, up from 10 hours last year. Read: Hydro Ottawa providing […]

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  • February 28, 2024 February 26, 2024
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This Black History Month, 1Password is bringing employees together to share how diverse artists have had a profound impact on their exploration and appreciation of art, music, dance and literature. On Feb. 16, the software company’s Black Caucus employee resource group brought in a DJ to curate an hour of music by Black artists across […]

To mark Black History Month, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is giving employees a chance to reflect on the history of groups dedicated to the challenges affecting Black professionals in the asset management industry. The investment organization hosted a fireside chat to raise awareness about the obstacles that Black professionals face and how individuals can get […]

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An article on how the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has contributed to the province’s gross domestic product was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. OMERS pension benefits accounted for 9.3% of Ontario retirement income in 2023: report […]

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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The issues that lay at the root of the social justice unrest of 2020 haven’t dissipated and four years later, many investment organizations are focusing on building up their internal support networks for employees from the Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities, says Sri Vemuri, senior vice-president and national sales manager at Capital Group Canada. “While […]

The vast majority (89 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be more likely to continue working for an employer that offered a retirement plan, according to a new survey by Vestwell Holdings Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found a similar percentage (89 per cent) expressed some level of interest in […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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Manulife enhances family benefits for Canadian employees

Family-building benefits can go a long way in supporting employers’ attraction and retention efforts, says David Krieger, regional vice-president of benefits consulting at BFL Canada. “Employees are looking for their employers to provide more support in all aspects of their lives, including building their families. We’re also seeing surrogacy coverage becoming more prevalent in Canada […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. CRA clarifying how employers must determine province of employment for remote workers 2. Quebec’s amendment […]

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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While more than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employers are offering employees a paid-time-off bank, up slightly from in 2017 (34 per cent), nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) say most workers don’t use it due to a heavy workload, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The […]

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Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of global employees say they feel increasingly stressed as their employer has set more aggressive performance goals, with the percentage rising among Canadians (75 per cent), according to a new survey by Dayforce Inc. The survey, which polled more than 8,000 workers across Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, […]

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  • February 12, 2024 February 9, 2024
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