Executive Summary – Canada’s Retirement Income System

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Le système de revenu de retraite du Canada) The purpose of Canada’s retirement income system is twofold: to alleviate poverty among seniors and to help seniors who are better off to avoid significant declines in living standards when they retire. This Background Paper outlines the different components of the system, who they target, how much they cost…

Income Supports and Other Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

19 January 2021, 9:00 a.m. (Disponible en français : Mesures de soutien du revenu et autres protections offertes aux employés de milieux de travail sous réglementation fédérale pendant la pandémie de COVID-19) Some 900,000 employees work in Canada’s 18,000 federally regulated workplaces. Under the Canada Labour Code (Code), employers in these workplaces must ensure the health…

Some Federal and Provincial/Territorial Financial Relief Measures Relating to COVID-19

Revised on 3 June 2020, 8:10 a.m. (Disponible en français : Quelques mesures de soutien financier des gouvernements fédéral, provinciaux et territoriaux concernant la COVID-19) The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing financial strain across Canada. This HillNote provides an overview of some measures by federal, provincial and territorial governments to address the…

Income Supports and Labour Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: This publication was updated in January, 2021: Income Supports and Other Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic Revised on 6 July 2020, 12:25 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Mesures de soutien du…