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In 2020, more than 6.2 million Canadians put aside a total of $50.1 billion for their retirement by making contributions to their registered retirement savings plan, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Compared with a year earlier, contributions increased 13 per cent in 2020, while the number of contributors increased 4.9 per cent. In current dollars, the median RRSP contribution […]

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  • April 4, 2022 April 4, 2022
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In 2020, LifeLabs Inc. embarked on a year-long journey to redesign its group registered retirement savings plan and deferred profit-sharing plan to make them less cumbersome, easier to administer and to boost engagement among employees. Under the original plans, which were in place for more than 10 years and linked to employees’ years of service, […]

More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadians aged 18 to 25 have already begun planning and saving for retirement, according to a survey by online real estate investment marketplace Fundscraper Capital Inc. “It’s well documented that generation Z and younger millennials have had it much harder than previous generations when it comes to career […]

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  • March 4, 2022 March 3, 2022
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Almost two in five (39 per cent) Canadians are confident in their retirement plan, according to a survey conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group. The survey, which polled 1,500 adult Canadians, found while respondents said they need $1.6 million to retire securely, just under half (44 per cent) were […]

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  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
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As Canadian employees face rising inflation and interest rates, C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. is helping ease employees’ financial worries by offering benefits that appeal to staff at every stage of their lives. The time employees spend at work is just one stop along their personal and professional growth journey, says Nick Mocan, president of Crozier. […]

Ontario DB pension solvency up again in third quarter: FSRA

While Canadians are prioritizing saving as they continue to navigate the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic amid expectations of rising inflation in the coming year, just over two-thirds (64 per cent) know the difference between a registered retirement savings plan and a tax-free savings account, according to a new survey by the Bank of […]

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  • January 12, 2022 January 11, 2022
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Three-quarters (75 per cent) of Canadians nearing or in early retirement said the coronavirus pandemic has them more concerned about their family’s financial security and well-being, according to a survey by Ipsos for Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing and HomeEquity Bank. Among respondents aged 55 to 69, 77 per cent expressed worry about their […]

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  • November 5, 2021 November 5, 2021
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After the market rollercoaster ride of 2020, investors’ expectations have shifted considerably, and many are now looking for returns of 10.6 per cent above inflation from their investments in 2021, fuelling speculation that many employees may want to retire early, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest capital accumulation plan income tracker. Indeed, the report noted rising […]

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  • August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
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While many organizations had to press pause on their hiring plans at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Willful, a Canadian online estate planning company, had to ramp up its hiring efforts during this time. Before the pandemic, all new employees at Willful received a variety of perks, including a $500 annual education budget, summer […]

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The Mohawk College Foundation is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. Prior to the move, which took effect Aug. 1, 2020, foundation employees contributed to a group registered retirement savings plan. On an individual basis, they’re now eligible to transfer their group RRSP balances into DBplus. […]

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  • August 27, 2020 December 6, 2020
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