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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the federal government and capital accumulation plan sponsors to support members’ financial wellness by focusing on decumulation. In a new white paper, the ACPM proposed the creation of a “retirement dashboard” that informs retirees of their available sources of retirement income — including government retirement benefits, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • 15:00
Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is supporting several of the Alberta government’s proposed legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws, including the move towards a going-concern plus regime for defined benefit plans and the introduction of automatic features in defined contribution plans. In its response to the consultation draft, the CIA cited the benefits […]

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  • November 7, 2022 November 4, 2022
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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 […]

Canada ranks No. 15 among developed nations for retiree well-being, down from No. 10 in 2021, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual global retirement index. The index, which provides an overview of the relative well-being and financial security of retirees in 44 countries across four indices, ranked Canada No. 11 in health, No. 12 in […]

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  • September 13, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 09:00
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Capital accumulation plan member outcomes saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2022, as rising interest rates and the corresponding rise in annuity rates helped offset the falling investment markets, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest CAP income tracker. It found a typical male member retiring at the end of June 2022 achieved a […]

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  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:06
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Pension spending alone supported more than 41,000 jobs across Alberta and contributed more than $4.4 billion to the province’s gross domestic product in 2021, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis. This is equivalent to $14.40 of GDP for every $10 of retirement benefit payments received in 2021. The report […]

Eight in 10 (81 per cent) U.S. employees with an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan say they’re concerned about inflation impacting their retirement, according to a survey by BlackRock Inc. It found nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of respondents with a workplace retirement savings plan are worried about their nest egg lasting throughout their lifetime, a […]

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  • July 27, 2022 July 26, 2022
  • 09:00
Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

While there’s broad interest in environmental, social and governance factors, the majority of U.S. defined contribution pension plan consultants said their plan sponsor clients are looking for further clarity on the Department of Labor’s proposed guidelines before incorporating ESG into their investment options, according to a new survey by the Schaus Group and T. Rowe […]

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  • June 6, 2022 June 3, 2022
  • 09:00

With a record number of Canadians nearing retirement, employers can support workers through retirement planning initiatives and education, says one expert. According to a report released last week by Statistics Canada, more than a fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian employees are aged 55 to 64. It also found more Canadians are aged 55 to 64 than young adults […]

Almost a third (29 per cent) of Canadians believe their employer-sponsored pension plan will be their primary source of retirement income, while 15 per cent said they’re relying on government pension plans, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being index. The survey, which polled 3,000 Canadian employees, found the overall financial well-being score decreased slightly […]

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 09:00