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Enhancements to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s gender affirmation coverage is the latest way the bank is supporting LGBTQ2S+ employees during Pride Month and beyond. The expanded coverage was added to the organization’s benefits program last month and includes reimbursement for specific gender transition surgeries and procedures up to $10,000 per year, up to a […]

  • June 2, 2022 June 1, 2022
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The union representing 700 employees at Resolute Forest Products has ratified an agreement that includes benefits gains. Unifor members working in Resolute’s paper mills voted 90 per cent in favour of the four-year agreement. Vision and dental care will increase by $100 per year on Jan. 1, 2023 and dental will increase by another $100 on […]

  • May 27, 2022 May 26, 2022
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Buss Financial Group is implementing a four-day workweek this summer to provide employees with more flexibility. Employees will have Fridays off on a rotating basis and if the program proves successful, it could be extended beyond the summer, says Lori Collins, chief operating officer at Buss Financial Group. She notes while the office has always […]

  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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Dillon Consulting Ltd. is supporting employees’ financial well-being through a student debt repayment program. The program allows employees to repay student debt by using employer contributions to the company’s deferred profit-sharing plan that match employee contributions to the group registered retirement savings plan, says Tanya Cross, a partner at Dillon Consulting. Read: Indigo to pilot Great-West […]

  • May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022
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CGI Group Inc. is marking Mental Health Awareness Month by raising money for mental-health causes through its employee recognition program. Through an internal platform called Applaud, employees can recognize colleagues who exemplify CGI’s six core values. For each employee recognized this month, CGI is donating $10 to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Read: CGI Group to […]

  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
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BDO Canada is offering free lunches at its Waterloo, Ont. office to draw employees back to the workplace. The program, offered through the Hungerhub app, allows employees to order free lunches from local restaurants. Rob Wayne, managing partner for the greater Kitchener/Waterloo area at BDO Canada, says while the office’s employees are still working in […]

  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
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With a record number of Canadians nearing retirement, employers can support workers through retirement planning initiatives and education, says one expert. According to a report released last week by Statistics Canada, more than a fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian employees are aged 55 to 64. It also found more Canadians are aged 55 to 64 than young adults […]

  • May 3, 2022 May 5, 2022
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LifeLabs Inc. is marking Mental Health Week by offering additional mental-health resources including telemedicine through its benefits program. “We’re hoping it will provide a lot of convenience for our employees, just to save time,” says Trin Pettingill, LifeLabs’ national director of total rewards, human resource operations and technology. “It’s something we’ve been looking at for […]

  • May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
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With the federal government’s 2022 budget proposing to allow expenses related to fertility and surrogacy to be claimed by a wider range of individuals under the medical expense tax credit, will the move lead to increased coverage under workplace benefits plans? The government’s proposal would expand the definition of a patient to include the taxpayer, […]

  • April 25, 2022 April 22, 2022
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