Pensions and Retirement Security

November 7, 2011

Canada’s pension system is the tenth most stable system in the world.

November 1, 2011

A 50-year-old worker in 2008 could expect to stay in the labour force 3.5 years longer than in the mid-1990s.

October 20, 2011

The Pension Protection Act moves pensioners to the front of the line of creditors to be paid out during bankruptcy

September 25, 2011

New hires will receive part of their pension benefit from the existing DB plan under a reduced formula, and part from a DC plan.

September 23, 2011

“We have very serious expectations that the review is going to find that the plans are in fact sustainable."

September 21, 2011

Up to three million public sector workers to take part in massive strike on November 30 over pension reforms

U.K. (23 September 2011) – British unions have called a day of strike action on November 30, warning that Britain faces the "biggest mobilization in a generation" unless the government rethinks "hugely damaging" changes to public sector pension plans.

September 19, 2011

As of October 1, 2011, OAS and GIS pension benefits will increase by 0.8 percent.

September 16, 2011

Difference can amount to a 13 percent bigger pension at retirement.

September 16, 2011

Many Canadians living pay cheque to pay cheque and unable to save, faced with the prospect of working longer before retirement.

September 16, 2011

The percentage of the labour force covered by a pension plan declined, from 34% in 1999 to 33% in 2009.