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More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising inflation and an ongoing labour shortage, according to a survey by Ento Canada. The survey, which polled more than 400 human resources leaders, found four in 10 (42 per cent) employers […]

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Almost two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employees aged 25 to 35 have changed jobs in the last two years or are planning to make a move by 2024, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 employees, found while salary was the most important factor to employees who […]

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  • May 9, 2022 May 5, 2022
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A ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the B.C. Credit Union Employers’ Pension Plan’s normal retirement date was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. court upholds pension plan’s decision to increase retirement age 2. Ontario NDP platform includes dental […]

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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The union representing roughly 900 workers at Metro Inc. warehouses in Etobicoke, Ont. has ratified a new 4.5-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. Sandeep Kakan, director of pension and benefits at Unifor, says the agreement includes an increase in the defined benefit pension plan’s flat-rate benefit, retroactive to 2001, as well as […]

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Two-fifths (43 per cent) of global employees said they’re likely to quit their job in the next 12 months, citing factors such as higher total pay (35 per cent) and career growth opportunities (25 per cent), according to a new survey by EY. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 business leaders and more than […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
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The union representing workers at three Ontario casinos has ratified a series of collective agreements that will provide improved pensions and health benefits for employees. Members of Unifor Local 444 at the Caesars Windsor ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes a one per cent enhancement to its defined contribution pension plan, as well as […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 26, 2022
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Ahead of the upcoming provincial election, Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca is promising several benefits for employees and employers in his economic platform. The platform, announced ahead of the 2022 election campaign, includes providing all Ontario workers with portable drug, dental and mental-health services; matching up to $1,000 in annual retirement savings for long-income earners, […]

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  • March 29, 2022 March 28, 2022
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A story on a pilot benefits plan program that provides plan members with access to traditional Indigenous medicines and services was the most read article over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. First Nations community providing Indigenous wellness benefits to plan members 2. Just 52% of Canadians […]

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  • March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022
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Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the union representing 3,000 conductors, engineers and train and yard workers say they have agreed to final and binding arbitration to end a work stoppage. Workers will return to the job at noon local time Tuesday. In a statement issued early Tuesday morning, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference spokesperson Dave Fulton […]

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A Toronto-based non-profit organization is compensating prospective employees by paying them for their time during interviews. FoodShare Toronto’s new policy, which took effect March 1, pays interviewees a fixed rate of $75, regardless of the position. In addition, if an interview requires the candidate to complete an assignment or prepare a presentation, they’re also compensated […]