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Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

​Spring 2021 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant implications for workplaces across the world. These implications extend into the realm of employee benefits, where employers and their workers must make difficult decisions regarding their retirement, health and paid leave benefits.

In June 2020, the International Foundation conducted a benchmarking survey to capture a snapshot of current conditions. This follow-up survey, Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada | Spring 2021 Update, conducted in February 2021, addresses changes to defined benefits (DB) and defined contribution (DC) plans, health benefits, employer assistance programs(EAPs)/employee and family assistance programs (EFAPs), and workforce staffing levels. This new report revisits these topics and also examines news topics as such as managing a remote workforce.


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The Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada survey report is exclusively available to members of the International Foundation. Learn more about all the benefits of membership here.

Members of the media can request a copy of the report by contacting



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