Retiree perks growing among Top 100

Top ups, green initiatives and extra paid days off also popular
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/04/2009

Taking care of employees is important to Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), which is why it has been offering health benefits to retirees, without an age limit, since 1986, says the Calgary-based rail company’s director of benefits.

“We think it’s an important commitment we have to our employees. We have a lot of long-service employees who have worked all their careers with Canadian Pacific,” says Judy Au.

Over the years, the benefit for retirees has evolved from a set package to a health savings account, says Au. This benefit, along with financial support for training and development and maternity leave top ups, is one of the reasons CPR made the list of