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While nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers say cost is the biggest hurdle to offering employee benefits, a majority of SME workers say low-cost benefits or perks are most important, according to a new survey by software company PeopleKeep. It found 93 per cent of respondents said paid time off is […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2022 August 17, 2022
  • 15:00

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of large U.S. employers are planning to beef up their benefits plans in 2023 to enhance their attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled more than 700 employers, found a third (32 per cent) of large employers already offer inclusive family-building […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2022 July 11, 2022
  • 09:00

An article on the potential future of pension plans in the private sector 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: Are private sector employers heading toward a pension renaissance? 2. A third of Canadian employees retiring sooner than planned: survey 3. Mental-health […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
  • 09:00

Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the story is very different in the private sector as pension coverage is much lower and is trending downwards. Only 22 per cent of private sector employees participated in a registered […]

Canadian employers are turning their focus to updating their benefits plans and ensuring a strong employee experience in an effort to address the challenges employees are facing in the coronavirus pandemic and to attract key talent in a tight labour market. “Many companies are adding new services to their benefits plans to support their employees […]

Half (50 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers are having trouble coping with mental-health challenges after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and group insurance provider Nexim Canada. It found two-thirds (66 per cent) of employers are close to burning out, citing […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2022 May 6, 2022
  • 09:00
OTPP invests in data centre company, financial advisory firm, Caisse encourages diversity with new fund

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a new US$360 million equity investment in a Singapore-based data centre developer, operator and investor. Founded in 2017, Princeton Digital Group has a current portfolio of 18 centres across China, India, Indonesia and Singapore. Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC is also participating in the investment. “We’re […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:32