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