Keyword: Target-benefit plans

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Accounting standards for public multi-employer pension plans require updating: report

When Canadian taxpayers are on the hook for public sector pension plan obligations, these institutions must spell that out clearly in their financial reporting, according to a new paper by the C.D. Howe Institute. “Reporting of pension costs as they accrue and net obligations at a point in time is tricky,” wrote William Robson, the organization’s chief […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 16, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:20
DB regulations a bad fit for target-benefit plans, MEPPs: report

Canada’s pension regulations have been designed to govern defined benefit plans and are a bad fit for target-benefit and multi-employer pension plans, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The report, authored by Barry Gros, a retired actuary and chair of the University of British Columbia staff pension plan, argued that the […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30
Regulatory reform required to address today’s workplace pension landscape: report

Canadian pension rules and regulations are in need of reform in order to properly address the reality of the 21st century workplace pension landscape, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The report, authored by Bob Baldwin, a pension industry veteran and chair of the C.D. Howe’s pension policy council, argued that the […]

Financial hardship is hitting employers across Canada and they’re starting to make difficult choices around cost-cutting measures within their businesses. “Some plan sponsors may be considering changes to their plan design to address these cost concerns during these turbulent times,” said Jana Steele, partner and department chair of the pension and benefits team at Osler, Hoskin […]

PIAC calls on Manitoba to enable target-benefit plans

While the Pension Investment Association of Canada is applauding proposed changes to Manitoba’s Pension Benefits Act that would allow for in-plan solvency reserve accounts for defined benefit pension plans, it’s calling on the province to make further reforms. In a letter to Manitoba’s Finance Minister Scott Fielding, the PIAC said the suggested amendments, which were introduced in November […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:30
A look at one of Canada’s oldest multi-employer target-benefit plans

Jim Flynn, a trustee of the Nursing Homes and Related Industries Pension Plan and a former assistant regional director of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, remembers a time when the industry’s workers — predominantly women in precarious employment with physically demanding jobs — would retire without a pension plan. “The need was great,” he […]

After years of consultation, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Actuarial Standards Board has finalized changes to key components of how commuted values payable from pension plans are calculated. Among other applications, the commuted-value standard is used to determine how much to pay a terminating plan member who chooses to take their pension payment as a […]

B.C.’s DB pension solvency changes to take effect Dec. 31

Following similar moves in jurisdictions across Canada, British Columbia’s proposed changes to its defined benefit pension solvency funding requirements will take effect on Dec. 31. Under the changes, DB plan sponsors in the province will be permitted to fund to a solvency ratio of 85 per cent instead of the previous requirement of 100 per cent. […]

What pension legislation is expected in 2020?

Pension plan stakeholders will see a continued evolution of both short- and long-term reform, with some significant developments expected in 2020. “Hopefully, Ontario will finalize the rules for its target benefit regime — perhaps we’ll see the introduction of single employer target-benefit rules — and there should be some action on variable benefits because the […]

Quebec to introduce bill allowing target-benefit pension plans

The Government of Quebec is planning to introduce a bill in the spring of 2020 that would allow employers in the province to implement target-benefit pension plans. The provincial government has already given a mandate to Retraite Québec to develop a regulatory framework for the plans, said Minister of Finance Éric Girard at an event in Quebec City last week. […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:45