Keyword: MEPP

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NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is amending funding rules for the province’s multi-employer pension plans. The amendments include a permanent exemption from solvency funding requirements for MEPPs, retroactive to Dec. 31, 2020, when the previous temporary exemption ended. In addition, going-concern unfunded liabilities must now be funded over 10 years instead of the previous […]

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is releasing final interpretation guidance to support the role and responsibilities of pension plan administrators. The guidance, an updated and consolidated version of four previous documents, said the administrator’s role includes responsibility for implementing processes to ensure pension plan risks — such as investment, funding, operational and legal — […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 09:00
Sanofi joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

Two unions representing nearly 1,000 employees of Sanofi Canada are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Both Unifor Local 1701 and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 772 will join the plan effective April 1, according to a press release, which noted the company is joining the multi-employer plan […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
2020 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: How have Canada’s DB pensions changed over the last decade?

Whether it’s battling the challenges of plan maturity, increasing longevity, the changing nature of work or difficult financial markets, these so-called golden handcuffs are looking pretty dented in some cases. But the 10 years following the great financial crisis wasn’t all bad. Many public pension plans, as well as affiliated administrators and investment managers, have […]

CRA pension bulletin shouldn’t apply to MEPPs, JSPPs, says ACPM

In a letter to the Canada Revenue Agency’s registered plans directorate, the Association of Canadian Pension Management said a new draft bulletin only covers a concern attached to smaller pension plans and shouldn’t apply to larger, employer-sponsored plans. The ACPM said it recognizes the agency’s efforts in providing guidance on apportioning assets and actuarial liabilities in actuarial valuation reports for […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:15
DB regulations a bad fit for target-benefit plans, MEPPs: report

Canada’s pension regulations have been designed to govern defined benefit plans and are a bad fit for target-benefit and multi-employer pension plans, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The report, authored by Barry Gros, a retired actuary and chair of the University of British Columbia staff pension plan, argued that the […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30
Canadian employment rises 1.8% as economies reopen: Stats Can

The funded status of the Segal Group Inc.’s model multi-employer pension plan fell from 95 per cent to 86 per cent during the first quarter of 2020, according to a new report by the firm. The model’s portfolio is comprised of 55 per cent equities and 45 per cent bonds. Overall, its investments saw dismal […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 22, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 15:15
Regulatory reform required to address today’s workplace pension landscape: report

Canadian pension rules and regulations are in need of reform in order to properly address the reality of the 21st century workplace pension landscape, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The report, authored by Bob Baldwin, a pension industry veteran and chair of the C.D. Howe’s pension policy council, argued that the […]

Interest rates, trade progress buoy pension plan’s funded status in Q4

The funded status of Segal Group Inc.’s model multi-employer pension plan increased three per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a new report by the actuarial firm. During the quarter, the funded status of the hypothetical plan rose from 92 per cent to 95 per cent. However, this compares to 98 per cent during […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 27, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
A look at one of Canada’s oldest multi-employer target-benefit plans

Jim Flynn, a trustee of the Nursing Homes and Related Industries Pension Plan and a former assistant regional director of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, remembers a time when the industry’s workers — predominantly women in precarious employment with physically demanding jobs — would retire without a pension plan. “The need was great,” he […]