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An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. CRA clarifying how employers must determine province of employment for remote workers 2. Quebec’s amendment […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
  • 09:00

While more than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employers are offering employees a paid-time-off bank, up slightly from in 2017 (34 per cent), nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) say most workers don’t use it due to a heavy workload, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The […]

Nearly four years after a global health crisis sparked an enduring spotlight on Canadians’ mental health, employees are increasingly making use of their workplace benefits while employers continue to push the boundaries in the programs and support they offer. Two-thirds (67 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members used their mental-health benefits in the last […]

A majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to make changes to their leave programs in the next two years, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled more than 500 U.S. employers, found nearly three-quarters of those that have made or plan to make changes cited supporting attraction and […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2024 February 5, 2024
  • 15:00

Employers can use Bell Let’s Talk Day to normalize talking about mental health and reflect on whether they’re ‘walking the talk,’ says Janet Candido, founder and principal at Candido Consulting Group. “Some employers I work with say, ‘Mental health is important to us,’ but then you might see the executive team rolling their eyes when they […]

Canadian online estate planning company Willful is expanding its bereavement policy to provide more employee support and flexibility. Employees are allowed up to 15 consecutive business days of paid leave to mourn a family member, 10 days for a close friend and three days for a pet. Through the nature of their work, Willful’s employees are very familiar […]

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of Canadian employees say they aren’t working any extra hours before or after taking a one-week vacation, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 850 workers, found this ‘time-off tax’ — the additional hours worked before and after a week of […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2024 January 3, 2024
  • 15:00

In recognition of its diverse workforce, the British Columbia Lottery Corp. is allowing employees to substitute up to six statutory holidays in a calendar year for other personal, cultural or religious days of significance to them. “The program is part of our overall inclusiveness and belonging culture,” says Madhavee Inamdar, the BCLC’s manager of diversity, […]

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Nearly all (92 per cent) Canadian employers say they plan to award a year-end bonus to their teams, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 900 employers, found nearly half (45 per cent) said they’re awarding a larger bonus than last year, while two-fifths (39 per […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 15, 2023 December 13, 2023
  • 09:00

Inclusivity has long been a priority at Capital One Canada and its employee leave programs are no exception. As a result of this focus, the financial company is seeing more men taking parental leave — by September 2023, men accounted for 64 per cent of employees who used the benefit. The organization offers 26 weeks […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 15, 2023 December 14, 2023
  • 08:58