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An article detailing Ford of Canada’s transfer of $923 million in pension plan liabilities through a group annuity buyout was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week. 1. Ford Canada transferring $923 million in pension liabilities via group annuity buyout 2. AIMCo highlighting importance […]

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  • March 1, 2024 February 29, 2024
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Ford of Canada is is transferring the longevity risk for $923 million in pension plan liabilities through a group annuity buyout. RBC Insurance, Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada and Desjardins Group will assume responsibility for making pension payments to 2,700 of the plan’s members, who retired on or prior to June 1, 2021. Read: GM Canada […]

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  • February 22, 2024 February 21, 2024
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For its second annual Pension Awareness Day on Feb. 15, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is holding information sessions for its employees to learn more about their pension plan. Even people who actually have an employer-sponsored pension plan aren’t aware of the value of those benefits, says Andrew Fung, executive vice-president of pensions […]


The Quebec government’s removal of the maximum annual amount that can be paid to people aged 55 and older with a variable benefit account tied to a defined contribution pension plan or with a life income fund is part of a broader push to provide retirees with more flexibility to draw on their locked-in retirement savings […]

The impacts of climate change and federal super-priority legislation on Canadian pension plans are among the issues that the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is monitoring in 2024, says Simon Nelson, a principal at Eckler Ltd. and chair of the CIA’s pension practice committee. While climate change is a consideration across all of the CIA’s practice […]

Defined benefit pension plan sponsors that are considering winding up their plans or converting them to another framework following the federal government’s super-priority bill have more innovative options, according to Mitch Frazer, managing partner at Mintz LLP, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Risk Management Conference. Although Bill C-228, which received royal assent at the end […]


A third (34 per cent) of U.S. women say they don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, while a fifth (22 per cent) say they’ve emptied their employer-sponsored retirement account to meet non-retirement expenses, according to a new survey by software company Iralogix Inc. The survey, which polled more than 200 women, found nearly […]

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  • September 14, 2023 September 13, 2023
  • 09:00

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes continued their march upward in the second quarter of 2023, driven by increasing annuity rates and positive equity market returns, according to a new report by Eckler Ltd. The consultancy’s latest CAP income tracker found a typical male member retiring at the end of June 2023 achieved a gross income […]

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  • August 8, 2023 August 8, 2023
  • 15:00

High inflation and interest rates are having a real impact on people’s finances, according to Benefits Canada‘s 2023 CAP Member Survey, which found 76 per cent of capital accumulation plan members say inflation is negatively impacting their financial situation, while 59 per cent say the same about interest rates. For many people, the day-to-day cost […]


Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re very worried about running out of money in retirement, according to a new survey by the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees, found women (53 per cent) were more likely to be concerned about running out of money […]

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  • June 26, 2023 June 26, 2023
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