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The Ontario-based engineering consultancy firm C.F. Crozier and Associates Inc. is going beyond offering typical benefits, such as eye, dental and mental-health care, and providing employees with $20,000 to use as a down payment on their first home. Nick Mocan, president of C.F. Crozier, says he’d often hear employees relay horror stories of bidding wars […]

  • July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021
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When Sun Life Assurance Co.’s employees return to work once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, they’ll be able to choose whether they work at home or in the office thanks to the company’s new flexible work policy. The insurer’s 12,000 employees won’t be required to work from the office any minimum or maximum number of days. Instead, […]

  • July 12, 2021 October 7, 2021
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More than 2,000 workers at a Vale nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., are continuing their strike after their union, United Steelworkers Local 6500, rejected the company’s five-year contract proposal, which cuts health and medical benefits for existing and future employees. The June 14 offer was Vale’s second since the workers went on strike June 1, […]

  • July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
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Since shifting its employees to remote working at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Twitter Inc. adapted its fitness reimbursement benefit to the new virtual reality. Before the change, fitness was already a core part of the social media company’s suite of wellness benefits and perks, as well as part of its culture. In its […]

  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
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Manulife Financial Corp.’s new virtual health and wellness program is aiming to help employees keep healthy, engaged and connected amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Elevate program is part of Manulife’s overall employee engagement strategy and includes four sessions with the themes of healthy activities, mindfulness, eating well and demonstrating gratitude. The program is a […]

  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
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A majority (70 per cent) of Canadians say they’re willing to forgo a higher salary in exchange for a workplace pension plan, according to a new survey for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan by Abacus Data. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 Canadian adults in April, signals an opportunity for employers to build […]

  • June 18, 2021 June 19, 2021
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The TMX Group Ltd.’s double award win at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is shining a spotlight on the organization’s efforts to support its employees’ physical, mental and financial health and well-being. Last year, the financial services company took home the inaugural Coronavirus and Benefits award for an employer with fewer than 5,000 employees for […]

  • June 18, 2021 June 21, 2021
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To build on its efforts in support of the LGBTQ2S+ community, TD Bank is embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into the framework of the organization at every level. In 2020, the bank launched a gender identity and expression initiative for its 90,000 employees in Canada and the U.S., says Girish Ganesan, global head of diversity […]

  • June 3, 2021 June 25, 2021
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Consumers across the globe have adopted digital services into their everyday lives, personalizing the way they pay bills, shop and plan vacations. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, they’re using the virtual world to personalize their health care, said Joby McKenzie, Teladoc Health’s managing director in Canada, during Benefits Canada’s 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit. Before the […]

  • June 2, 2021 June 2, 2021
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The 470 striking workers at a Nestlé Canada chocolate bar factory in Toronto are heading back to work as their union reached an agreement with the company on May 20, securing wage, benefits and pension increases for its members. “We’re very happy with the results. The company is investing in the employees, so we see […]

  • May 25, 2021 May 26, 2021
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