Keyword: Technology

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Equitable Life upgrading online benefits enrolment for new employees

The Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Canada is enhancing its online enrolment tool for group benefits plan members. New employees will now be able to directly enter their enrolment information and designate a beneficiary, while users will also be reminded before the enrolment period expires, according to a press release. The tool was originally launched in […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 3, 2020 November 3, 2020
  • 15:00
The key to predicting long-term trends in a fast-paced world

The coronavirus pandemic has taught investors that looking even six months ahead can be a challenge, so how can plan sponsors take a longer-term view? “The further ahead you look, the more variables there are and the more embarrassing your predictions might turn out to be,” said Ben Drury, client services director at Baillie Gifford, […]

KPMG in Canada is introducing an app to help its employees — and other organizations — manage the return-to-work process. The workforce safeguarding app, which was launched this week, aims to accelerate the safe return of employees to their physical workplaces. Designed to create connected experiences with staff and promote health and safety, it includes critical information […]

At IBM Canada Ltd, if an employee joins a meeting, but doesn’t turn on their camera, the solution is simple: don’t worry about it. This is one attitude the company has formalized during the coronavirus pandemic to safeguard the mental well-being of its staff, says Katherine Faichnie, the technology company’s director of human resources. From a technology perspective, […]

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is launching a three-month consultation on risks and other considerations regarding technological advancements impacting Canada’s financial sector. Along with a discussion paper, the consultation’s objective is to ensure federally regulated financial institutions and pension plans have solid strategies to manage non-financial risks. According to the agency, while rapidly […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:20
BCI investing in Indian telecommunications, CPPIB in Brazilian real estate

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Indian telecommunications tower company alongside Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and its institutional partners. The transaction totals an equity commitment of about US$3.4 billion, with the investors buying a 100 per cent stake in the company from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. “For BCI […]

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  • September 1, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:00
New Uber contract could have chilling effect on class action, says lawyer

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to keep its Canadian drivers from joining or starting class-action lawsuits against the company — a move that threatens to upend a $400-million fight from drivers wanting to be recognized as employees, says a lawyer. Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru, who is pursuing the case, said drivers using the platform were […]

Alberta’s LAPP introducing new pension portal for members

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is introducing a new secure section of its website where plan members can log in, access their personal account and learn about their pension. The features of Your Pension Profile include mobile-friendly access to pension information, self-serve options and useful tools to help plan for retirement or manage the plan. […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 15:00

Toronto-based digital well-being solutions provider Sprout is acquiring Calgary-based predictive health-data analytics company Vivametrica Ltd. Vivametrica analyzes, measures and predicts health risks, potential outcomes and longevity with data from wearable technology and other personal sensors. Sprout previously partnered with Vivametrica on its health risk assessment solution. Read: Taking big data to next level key to […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 14, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 09:00
Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.S. video games developer

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking part in a US$1.78-billion financing round for Epic Games Inc., a U.S. video game and software developer. In addition to Ontario Teachers’ and other asset managers’ contributions, Sony Corp. is contributing US$250 million to the financing round. The fresh financing brings Epic Games to a valuation of US$17.3 […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 7, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 14:00