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While many of the investment strategies and resources at the disposal of the Maple 8 — Canada’s eight largest public pension plans that represent more than $2.1 trillion in assets under management — are out of reach for medium- and small-sized plan sponsors in the country, the path carved by the most sophisticated investment organizations […]

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Canadian companies, especially small- and medium-sized employers, are facing unprecedented challenges in attracting and retaining skilled and motivated talent. According to a recent survey by Robert Half Canada Inc., 42 per cent of Canadian employees have already started searching for a new job or are planning to do so in the first six months of […]

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is reporting an annual return of 9.38 per cent for 2023, partly due to the performance of equities and fixed income, says Michael Wissell, chief investment officer at the HOOPP. The investment organization finished the year with $112.6 billion in net assets, compared to $103.7 billion and a return of […]

OSFI launching consultation on climate change risks to pensions, financial institutions

Canada’s largest public pension funds are showing modest improvements on climate action but are moving too slowly overall, according to a new report by a climate advocacy group. The progress report from Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health found four of the 11 pension plans it examined still don’t have emissions reduction targets […]

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As a majority (84 per cent) of Canadian employers say they’re concerned about an emerging retirement income crisis, they also agree that, without access to employer-sponsored pension plans, workers will become a burden on the taxpayer (82 per cent) and the economy will suffer (79 per cent), according to a new survey by the Healthcare […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 31, 2023 October 30, 2023
  • 09:00

Predictions of the demise of defined benefit pension plans are premature. The reality is DB is still alive and well in the public sector, with a growing number of multi-employer plans making the promise of financial certainty in retirement provided by DB pensions available to private sector employers of all sizes. What’s under threat is […]

At the beginning of April, the OPSEU Pension Trust made a change to a definition in its plan text that will have meaningful implications for plan members with disabled children who need to continue to rely on their parents into adulthood. The organization expanded the definition of a child eligible for survivor benefits to include […]

Three-quarters (75 per cent) of Canadian adults aged 55 to 64 have $100,000 or less in savings and 44 per cent have less than $5,000, according to a new survey by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 2,000 Canadian employees, found 44 per cent haven’t set aside any money for retirement […]

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is recognizing the property managers of nine Canadian buildings among the winners of its Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program awards. The LEAP awards, which were launched in 2011, recognize property managers of buildings in the pension organization’s property portfolio for efforts related to energy conservation and greenhouse gas emission […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 6, 2023 June 6, 2023
  • 12:00

An article on how British Columbia’s incoming pay transparency legislation could impact employers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How B.C.’s pay transparency legislation could impact employers 2. Report finds new diabetes, migraine treatments could impact private drug plans in 2023 3. CPPIB […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2023 March 23, 2023
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