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With Benefits Canada‘s companion publication the Canadian Investment Review integrating into BenefitsCanada.com in early 2021, many of the top investment stories of the year include CIR content, alongside stories from the print magazine and other investment trend stories. 2021 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: DB plans shining bright amid pandemic clouds Expert panel: When the […]

  • December 28, 2021 December 13, 2021
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With many employers taking steps to support their employees’ emotional, financial and physical health during the coronavirus pandemic, the top benefits stories on BenefitsCanada.com in 2021 highlighted some of these innovative initiatives, including among the finalists and winners of this year’s Workplace Benefits Awards. Twitter’s monthly #DaysofRest initiative helping prevent employee burnout amid pandemic RBC […]

  • December 27, 2021 December 13, 2021
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Among 2021’s most popular pension stories on BenefitsCanada.com, Benefits Canada and the Canadian Institutional Investment Network’s rankings of the top 100 defined benefit plans and top 50 defined contribution plans were nearly the bookends to the top 10. 2021 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: DB plans shining bright amid pandemic clouds CPP maximum pensionable earnings rising […]

  • December 23, 2021 December 13, 2021
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With the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, some leaders are concerned about what employees are actually doing, or not doing, during the workday. Howard Levitt, senior partner at Levitt Sheikh LLP Yes, time theft is a concern when it comes to remote work. A study by Aternity Inc. found overall productivity […]

  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
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At the 2021 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted virtually on Oct. 6, delegates heard about several pressing issues facing DC plan sponsors and members, including an ageing demographic, decumulation, education around investment options and required legislative updates. Here’s what you missed: CPP/QPP delay a simple solution to improving retirement readiness Using DC investments […]

  • December 17, 2021 December 14, 2021
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Recognized as the leading and most well-known event in workplace mental health for more than 15 years, Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Mental Health Summit, which was held virtually on Nov. 23-24, highlighted areas including links to disease impacts, treatment options, disability management and much more. Here’s what you missed: The importance of self-management in employee mental health How […]

  • December 9, 2021 December 10, 2021
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With defined benefit pension solvency reforms gradually coming in across the country, two experts debate whether there’s a better way to ensure DB plan sustainability and security. Todd Saulnier, vice-president, the Association of Canadian Pension Management’s board of directors The answer is mostly yes. A floor of 85 per cent of solvency liability might be […]

  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
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Though the idea was coined by English philosopher Thomas More in his novel Utopia in 1516, several countries — including Canada — are considering how it would work in practice today Liam Wilkinson, public relations strategist at UBI Works The pandemic has laid bare economic trends that have been ignored for far too long. Canadians […]

  • October 15, 2021 October 14, 2021
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Eighteen months into the coronavirus pandemic and counting, one of its hottest topics is still up for debate. Jim Stanford, economist and director of the Centre for Future Work The lack of adequate and consistent paid sick leave constitutes a gaping hole in Canada’s public health and social security response to COVID-19. As public health […]

  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
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Two human resources experts weigh in on the future of white-collar work once the coronavirus crisis is under control. Carolyn Byer, head of HR for Microsoft Canada When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many employers quickly pivoted their operations, embracing innovation and adopting a fully remote model. Despite the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and the […]

  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
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