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After a delay, on Wednesday Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled a largely status quo budget as the Liberal government attempts to prepare for policy changes in the U.S. Maternity leave top ups could be impacted Among the announcements that could impact employers were an option for parents to receive EI parental benefits over an… Read More >

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  In a recent Benefits Canada article, Accompass Vice President Dianne Tamburro suggests that plan members may be expecting more assistance from their employers when it comes to planning for their retirement. “CAP guidelines suggest that plan sponsors should clearly define and document the purpose of their plan, and one of the key words in… Read More >

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Organizations with employees that work in Quebec covered by the Act Respecting Labour Standards, who do not have access via payroll to a Registered Retirement Pension (RPP), a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), are required to offer a retirement savings plan or a VRSP by year end.   What are… Read More >

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October 6, 2016

Annual trends event focuses on taking a strategic perspective for HR

  Accompass hosted approximately 200 plan sponsors at its packed 2016 Annual Trends Event at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. The prevailing theme at the exploration of major trends was a challenge to employers to think about the objectives of the various elements of their total compensation package. “Balancing a cost-effective approach with a desire… Read More >

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The federal government’s plan to expand the Canada Pension Plan received an additional boost with the announcement that after a period of consultation, British Columbia is supportive of the new plans to expand the national retirement plan, originally announced in June. This brings the total number of provinces in support of the expanded CPP to nine.… Read More >

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At the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations annual conference June 8 at the Westin Prince in Toronto, Mark Dowdell, Sarah Beech and Steven Osiel examined the topic of total compensation by speaking to the various viewpoints of key stakeholders. “The shift in Canada from a predominantly DB landscape to DC-style company retirement plans has led… Read More >

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At TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning, Mark Dowdell, Senior Vice President, Investment & Retirement at Accompass shared tips and strategies with employers about how best to tackle the looming Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. “The first phase of the ORPP rollout is coming in 11 months,” explained Accompass President Sarah Beech. “There’s a lot of discussion… Read More >

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Accompass VP Steven Osiel and Woodbine Entertainment Group SVP Tania Caza presented to a packed room at the HRPA conference January 20 about Woodbine’s organizational transformation over the past four years. The session, entitled “Give’em what they want!”, included a brief history of Woodbine Entertainment Group, and the transformative events of 2012, when the Ontario… Read More >

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