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Canada’s 100 highest-paid chief executive officers — who are overwhelmingly male — were paid an average of $14.9 million in 2022, 246-times more than the average employee wage and setting a new record, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It found in 2022, Canadian employees received an average pay […]

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  • January 9, 2024 January 9, 2024
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A story about the B.C. Lottery Corp.’s new inclusive holiday program was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week. 1. BCLC allowing employees to swap statutory holidays for personal, cultural days of significance 2. My Take: Obesity should be treated like […]

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  • January 5, 2024 January 4, 2024
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More than half (57 per cent) of U.S. women say they don’t earn enough to save for retirement and 26 per cent say they agree strongly with this statement, according to a new survey by the Transamerica Institute. The survey, which polled more than 5,600 employees, found while a similar percentage (50 per cent) of […]

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  • November 10, 2023 November 10, 2023
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More than a quarter (28 per cent) of male employees in the U.S. report a reduction in their stress levels due to their employer’s financial wellness programs, compared to 18 per cent of women, according to a new survey by HerMoney Media Inc. and Principal Financial Services, Inc. The survey, which polled 900 U.S. employees […]

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  • September 25, 2023 September 22, 2023
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Job advertisements in New York will have to disclose proposed pay rates after a statewide salary transparency law went into effect on Sunday, part of growing state and city efforts to give women and people of colour a tool to advocate for equal pay for equal work. Employers with at least four workers will be required to disclose salary ranges for any job advertised externally to […]

Working in the pension industry has always been aligned with Shannan Corey’s personal interests and values. Her father was an actuary so she was exposed to the pension industry from a very young age. After earning her mathematics degree at the University of Saskatchewan, she became an associate actuary, spending a few years in consulting […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada is improving its parental leave policy with specialized coaching and leadership training for employees. As part of its Me + PwC program, the company conducted listening tours with employees, with the feedback including more support for parents, says Sonia Boisvert, a partner and chief people officer at PwC Canada. “Being a parent myself, […]

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The concept of employee benefits was established on a foundation built decades ago, when employees worked full time and long term with one employer. Those days are long gone. Temporary, part-time and gig work have become the norm, accounting for 60 per cent of job growth in advanced economies since the 1990s. Gig work is […]

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Scotiabank is supporting employee well-being and workplace inclusivity by aligning benefits offerings across its global markets. Employees in the majority of countries where Scotiabank operates will see their benefits aligned with the bank’s global inclusive standard within the next five years, towards a goal of aligning benefits in all markets by the end of 2030. […]

While Canada ranks No. 21 out of 146 countries for women’s labour force participation, its wage equality ranking sits at No. 52, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum. It found Canada’s gender pay gap was roughly 17 per cent in comparison to other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries. […]

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  • June 27, 2023 June 26, 2023
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