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Canadian employers should consider the pros and cons of employee share ownership plans on both sides of the border. Loren Rodgers, executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership (pictured left) Canada should maintain the current paths by which companies are creating employee ownership, but it should also create a new vehicle that draws […]

  • March 18, 2022 March 18, 2022
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The 2022 Defined Contribution Investment Forum, held virtually on Jan. 21, explored how generational priorities impact investment options and strategies, including the growing importance of environmental, social and governance factors; the introduction of liquid investments and real assets, helping all age groups set the right glide path to retirement; and ensuring communication reaches all plan members. […]

  • February 4, 2022 February 1, 2022
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On Dec. 15, the industry’s most popular drug benefits conference returned in a virtual format, highlighting the trends and opportunities for Canadian benefits plan sponsors to consider. Here’s what you missed: Using proactive drug plan design to ensure future sustainability Ensuring plan sponsors get value for money from their drug plans Patient support program insights […]

  • January 24, 2022 January 24, 2022
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The second year since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic was a significant one for the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, particularly when it came to stories about vaccines. With more than three million page views on BenefitsCanada.com in 2021, here are the year’s most popular stories. What can employers do if […]

  • December 30, 2021 December 13, 2021
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Employers’ top concerns in 2021 included the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies, the impact of inflation on salaries, new employment legislation and plans for returning to the office, according to the most popular stories on BenefitsCanada.com. What can employers do if workers won’t get coronavirus vaccine? Unvaccinated employees may not be eligible for EI: feds Trudeau […]

  • December 29, 2021 December 13, 2021
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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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