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Women are in a worse position than men when it comes to pension savings, thanks to several systemic factors. So how can plan sponsors bridge the gender pension gap and help women prepare for retirement? The gender pension gap continues to be a real and pressing issue. Globally, the World Economic Forum estimates that women’s […]

‘Substantial’ gender wage gap persists in Canada: study

A substantial wage gap between men and women continues to exist in Canada, according to a new study commissioned by ADP Canada Co. Based on self-reported numbers, the study found women earned an average pre-tax salary of $51,352 in 2019, while men reported an average pre-tax salary of $67,704 — a gap of 24 per cent. […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:15

Scotiabank is expanding its maternity and parental leave top-up pay for Canadian employees and providing access to a virtual health-care program. Eligible employees will receive six weeks of parental leave top-up pay at 100 per cent of salary, which supplements employment insurance maternity and parental benefits. As such, birth mothers will receive 12 weeks of […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 3, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 09:15
Paternity leave changes target work-life balance in South Korea

Among countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates and one of the highest gender pay and employment gaps. In addition, according to a 2019 OECD report, men in the country are reluctant to take parental leave because of perceived constraints put on them by […]

MEC boosts employee perks in effort to turn around struggling retailer

As Mountain Equipment Co-op makes major changes to remain viable, the Vancouver-based retailer is investing in its frontline employees. MEC converted more than 950 jobs classified as casual, non-permanent roles into full- and part-time positions. Those employees will now receive MEC’s benefits package, which includes extended health and dental coverage, a tuition assistance benefit, a […]

Toronto city councillor pushing for better parental leave for politicians

Toronto city councillor and new father Joe Cressy would prefer to spend his entitled weeks of parental leave at home with his infant son. At the moment, his wife is taking time off, but both partners are highly dedicated to their careers and it will be his turn soon enough. However, the city’s policy doesn’t fully […]

Quebec bill proposes increase to adoptive parental leave

Quebec’s government is introducing a bill that would increase leave entitlements for adoptive parents from the current 37 weeks to 42. The bill would also increase entitlements for parents adopting children from outside Quebec from 42 to 52 weeks of leave. In addition, the bill proposes amending current legislation to increase the work income-related exemptions parents are entitled […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 2, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:30
Q&A with Ceridian’s Michelle Bogart

Ceridian HCM Inc.’s director of employee engagement and culture discusses flexible working, parental leave and family bike rides. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. Our team’s area of focus means the tightening labour market will keep us busy in the coming years. Our greatest challenges are identifying programs . . […]

The Saskatchewan government is amending its provincial employment act to add eight additional weeks of parental leave. The additional weeks of leave will be available to employees entitled to the province’s new shared parental employment insurance benefit. In a press release, the government said the extra weeks will give employees job protection while they access the […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:30
Unconscious gender bias preventing women from leadership roles: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of working women believe gender discrimination is the main cause for the lack of female executives, compared to 41 per cent of working men, according to a new study by Randstad Canada. The study, which surveyed 2,000 female and male workers to understand why more women aren’t in leadership roles in Canada, found women make up just 19.5 […]