Tracking the funded status of pension plans - As at January 31, 2012

Feb 6, 2012

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2007

Ontario: Changes to PBGF

Feb 6, 2012

As announced in 2010 and confirmed in the 2011 Ontario Budget, the Ontario government has increased the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) assessment rate for defined benefit pension plans with Ontario members.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting - As at January 31, 2012

Feb 6, 2012

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

Update: Pension and benefit accounting to private enterprises

Feb 6, 2012

In 2011, the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) indicated that it was reviewing the pension and benefit accounting standards for private enterprises, as well as those for not-for-profit-organizations.

Newfoundland and Labrador extends solvency funding relief

Feb 6, 2012

Newfoundland and Labrador has amended the Solvency Funding Relief Regulations effective December 20, 2011.

Proposed amendment to the Ontario employment standards act: family caregiver leave

Jan 18, 2012

The Ontario government has introduced a new Family Caregiver Leave, which will expand an employee’s entitlement to a leave to care for an ill or injured family member.

Temporary relief measures for pension plans in Quebec

Jan 18, 2012

Quebec published two draft regulations proposing relief measures for the funding of actuarial deficiencies for defined benefit plans.

Update! - CAPSA finalizes guidelines on prudent investment practices and funding policies

Jan 18, 2012

CAPSA released the final versions of Guideline No. 6: Pension Plan Prudent Investment Practices Guideline and the Self-Assessment Questionnaire on Prudent Investment Practices as well as Guideline No. 7: Pension Plan Funding Policy Guideline.

Financial statements for Quebec pension plans: RRQ allows special purpose financial statements

Jan 18, 2012

The Régie des rentes du Québec issued a press release in which it announced that pension plan administrators in Quebec will now have two options for producing plan financial statements after December 30, 2011.

As at December 31, 2011 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

Jan 18, 2012

Changes in the financial position of a typical defined benefit plan since December 31, 2007.