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PRPP legislation introduced in Alberta; Immigrants stimulate growth, innovation in Saskatchewan: Report
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2013

PRPP legislation introduced in Alberta

EDMONTON — Alberta has introduced pooled registered pension plan (PRPP) legislation. Bill 18, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, will allow employers, employees and the self-employed to access PRPPs. These large defined contribution plans will be managed by plan providers, such as banks and insurance companies, and be open to any employer or individuals.

Immigrants stimulate growth, innovation in Saskatchewan: Report

REGINA — Immigrants to Saskatchewan drive more trade with their home countries and help diversify the province’s economic growth, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. A one per cent increase in the number of immigrants is associated with increases of about $30 million in imported goods and $41 million in exported goods, found The Influence of Immigrants on Trade Diversification in Saskatchewan.

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