The Certificate in Canadian Benefit Plans provides a solid introduction to Canadian employee benefits, pensions and human resource practices. Whether you work directly with a Canadian plan or are employed by a U.S. company with affiliates in Canada, you will gain practical and useful information about the Canadian pensions and benefits landscape.
This session provides a general overview of the Canadian business environment, including:
In this session, participants will gain insights into the recommended approaches that organizations and employers should consider when dealing with the changing realm of employee benefits. They will learn how to make well-informed choices, tailor their communications to suit the unique requirements of their workforce, and effectively optimize the value of their investments in the benefits offering.
This session highlights important employment standards provisions and key pieces of
legislation that you need to know in order to conduct business in Canada.
Human rights legislation in Canada directly impacts organizations with Canadian
Learn more about the structure and principles of Canada’s health care system and how
it compares to the system in the United States. Key differences are outlined, including
a look at the private-public trajectory, access to health care and how employer-provided
health care plans are harmonized with government programs in each country.
Learn from real-life examples how to manage benefits changes effectively, including
getting buy-in and communicating with all stakeholders.
This session provides a deeper look at types of employer-sponsored pension plans
offered in Canada and their regulatory framework across provincial jurisdictions. Test
your knowledge about Canadian pensions. Hear about key legal decisions that have
helped shape Canada’s pension environment. Learn more about what an employer
operating in Canada can and cannot do.
Gain a practical overview of the Canadian retirement landscape.
Get up to date quickly on:
Obtain an overview of the disability benefits landscape in Canada and the various
programs and benefits available to employees.
The design and management of Canadian drug plans are unique because employers are
only responsible for a portion of the overall health costs.
This session covers:
This forum is an opportunity to ask about pension issues pertaining to your role as well as to ask about any health care topic or Canadian benefits matter
pertinent to your workplace and/or role.
In the age of employee global mobility, transferring employees between Canada and the
United States can occur frequently. Employee benefits are an important element in these
transfers. Hear about the benefit considerations and policies that organizations often
deal with when transferring employees.
Benefits and compensation are a significant part of the total rewards offered to
employees in Canada and the United States as a way to attract, motivate and retain
talent. It’s important to know and understand how they are linked in the Canadian
system and how organizations are using compensation to drive a high-performing work
This case study involves an interactive group exercise in which participants are asked
to assess the pension and benefit plan considerations of particular scenarios involving
a Canadian company/subsidiary. Participants will be able to select the scenario most
relevant to their real-world requirements. Each group will be asked to present what
issues are most important and what should be reported to their corporate executive
team, based on criteria outlined in their case study.
In addition to the Certificate in Canadian Benefit Plans and the Certificate in Global Benefits Management, the Certificate Series offers a full range of course options for those who work with plans in the United States. Consider the full portfolio of certificates and individual course offerings through the popular Certificate Series.
Continuing Education credit for professions and designations MAY be available for attendance at live sessions. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.
Note: Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on continuing education credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2.
sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for
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