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An article on whether Canada should implement flexible working legislation was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Should Canada implement flexible working legislation for all workplaces? 2. How DC plan sponsors can prevent a Muslim pension gap 3. How employers can support employees impacted by […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2023 August 3, 2023
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With the Muslim population steadily growing in Canada, employers that offer defined contribution pension plans can avoid unintentionally creating a pension gap by providing these members with access to retirement savings solutions that align with their faith. Under Shariah law, Muslims can’t hold investments that would bring social or environmental harm, such as shares in […]

An article on seven questions that employers should ask as the coronavirus pandemic moves into an endemic phase was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: Seven important questions as pandemic moves into endemic phase 2. Just 14% of U.S. women say […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2023 June 8, 2023
  • 09:00

More than 20 U.K. pension organizations are forming an industry coalition to tackle pension inequalities. The Pensions Equity Group aims to increase the number of people saving enough for their retirement and will call on pension plan sponsors to offer greater support to members. The coalition also seeks to develop a consistent way to measure pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 5, 2023 June 5, 2023
  • 09:00

Canada’s gender pension gap is growing as Canadian women received an average of 18 per cent less retirement income than men in 2020, according to a report by Ontario’s pay equity office. It found the gap is more pronounced among women in visible minority groups (37 per cent), among sources of private retirement income (28 per […]

Are automatic DC plan features affecting the pension gender gap?

With cohorts in the workforce behaving differently as they prepare for retirement, it’s important for plan sponsors to consider these differences along gender and generational lines. At Benefits Canada’s 2019 Defined Contribution Investment Forum in Toronto on Sept. 27, Jean Young, senior research associate at the Vanguard Center for Investor Research, shared a survey that […]