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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 2.9 per cent to $2.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, down from $2.27 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets decreased 1.8 per cent to $1.48 trillion, accounting for 79 […]

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  • September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
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The appointment of the TTC pension plan’s first director of investment risk and analytics was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. TTC pension plan appointing Danny Ip director of investment risk and analytics 2. More than 6.6M Canadians participating in employer-sponsored pension plans: […]

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  • July 22, 2022 July 21, 2022
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The percentage of employees working exclusively from home is decreasing slightly — from 19 per cent in May to 18 per cent in June — amid the lifting of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, according to a new survey by Statistics Canada. Among these employees, it found a fifth (18 per cent) said they report to an […]

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  • July 15, 2022 July 13, 2022
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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased 4.2 per cent to $2.27 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from $2.18 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets grew five per cent to $1.78 trillion, accounting for 78 per cent […]

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  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian parents postponed returning to work in 2022 due to difficulties finding childcare, according to a new survey by Statistics Canada. The survey, which polled the parents of more than 11,500 children, found roughly four in 10 parents using childcare in early 2022 reported difficulty finding care. Among respondents who looked for childcare […]

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  • June 5, 2022 June 6, 2022
  • 09:00
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Women made up roughly 19 per cent of corporate board seats in 2019, an increase from 18 per cent the year before, even though the total number of board seats studied fell, according to new data from Statistics Canada. The data agency based its observations on information from 7,165 corporations, a decrease from the 8,697 […]

The percentage of Canadians who worked exclusively from home decreased from 24 per cent in January 2022 to 19 per cent in April, while just six per cent said they’re in a hybrid work arrangement, according to a survey by Statistics Canada. The survey, which polled 49,000 working Canadians, found nine in 10 (88 per cent) […]

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
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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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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds rose 1.8 per cent to $2.18 trillion in the third quarter of 2021, up from $2.14 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets grew two per cent to $1.7 trillion, accounting for 77.6 per cent of […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
  • 09:05

Canada’s consumer price index rose by more than half a per cent in July, reaching 3.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis, according to Statistics Canada. Canadians saw the cost of shelter rise faster than any other spending category outside of gasoline, with real estate prices rising 13.4 per cent year-over-year. Inflation hit new home […]

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  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 11:00