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Pay transparency legislation is quickly gathering steam in Canada as provincial governments take steps towards shrinking the gender wage gap. Prince Edward Island was first to the post with pay transparency provisions in June 2022. While Newfoundland and Labrador’s Pay Equity and Transparency Act received royal assent in November 2022, its pay transparency provisions haven’t […]

An amendment to Manitoba’s Beneficiary Designation Act allows a pension plan member’s legal representative to now make a beneficiary designation on behalf of the member if they can’t make the designation themselves. However, the representative can only designate a beneficiary if the plan renews, replaces or converts a plan made by the participant and the same […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 8, 2023 June 7, 2023
  • 09:00

Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador have officially ratified an agreement on multi-jurisdictional pension plans, which will come into effect on July 1.  In March, the two provinces announced their intention to sign the agreement, which had previously been adopted by every other province except Prince Edward Island. The agreement’s adoption was contingent on an amended […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023
  • 12:30
NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

Pension and retirement plan members in Newfoundland and Labrador can now designate beneficiaries through electronic means. The amendment allows individuals to name beneficiaries electronically for certain types of plans, including a workplace pension, retirement, welfare or profit-sharing fund or plan, a registered retirement income fund, a registered retirement savings plan or a tax-free savings account. […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2022 June 10, 2022
  • 15:00

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is calling for a merger of management services for the province’s public-sector pensions. Pallister says he’s not suggesting the funds themselves merge — only that they be managed as a group. He says a much larger pool of funds would be subject to lower management fees, and that could save roughly […]


Since the Teachers’ Retirement Allowance Fund, which is the defined benefit pension plan for public school teachers and other eligible employees in Manitoba, was introduced in 1925, it has made significant strides around asset mix and governance. In the early days, the fund’s asset mix consisted largely of federal, provincial and municipal bonds, but in […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • November 28, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 08:53