Employee Benefits in Canada

Employee Benefits in Canada. Your Comprehensive Guide to Pension and Benefit Plans. Order Now!

Employee Benefits in Canada, Fourth Edition is a must-have resource for both novice and seasoned professionals involved with employee pension or benefit plans in Canada. The book provides a comprehensive overview of benefit plan administration and compliance including both public and private employee benefit plans.

The best-selling title has been fully updated to reflect industry changes, including all provincial pension reform legislation. Over 40 expert authors have contributed to this easy-to-use reference guide.

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The book covers the entire spectrum of pension and benefit plans in Canada. Topics covered include:

  • Designing employee pension and benefit programs
  • Funding multi-employer benefit programs
  • Fiduciary responsibility
  • Trustees and their professional advisors
  • Understanding accounting, actuarial and investment reports
  • Member communications
  • Interaction between private and public plans
  • Pharmacare and dental programs
  • Workers' compensation
  • Employment insurance
  • Canada pension plan and Quebec pension plan
  • Old age security
  • Types of group insurance and plan design
  • Basics of managing drug costs
  • The design and administration of employer-sponsored pension and retirement plans
  • Single employer pension plans
  • Target benefit plans


  • Pension plan surpluses
  • Plan wind-ups and deficits
  • Investment fundamentals
  • Alternative investments
  • Responsible investments
  • Jointly sponsored public sector pension plans
  • Setting up a defined contribution retirement plan
  • Training and education plans
  • Vacation pay trust funds
  • Employee assistance plans
  • Meeting the problem of delinquencies in multi-employer plans
  • Wage and benefit claims in employer insolvencies
  • Human rights considerations in the administration of pension and employee benefit plans