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Ontario considering PRPPs; Safety in oil and gas to be strengthened; WestJet most attracting employer: Randstad
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/17/2013

Ontario considering PRPPs

TORONTO — In its recent provincial budget, the Ontario government said it is in consultations to determine how pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs) should be implemented before introducing legislation. The federal government has already implemented the federal legislative changes necessary to support the introduction of PRPPs. Alberta and Saskatchewan have introduced legislation to introduce PRPPs to the provinces, while similar plans in British Columbia were put on hold when the province’s legislative assembly adjourned in anticipation of the May 14 election. Quebec has also signalled its intention to pass similar legislation.

Safety in oil and gas to be strengthened

OTTAWA — Canada is looking to strengthen safety in its offshore oil and gas industry, according to Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt. Proposed amendments to the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act were tabled in the House of Commons on May 2. They will also be tabled in the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador legislatures.

WestJet most attracting employer: Randstad

TORONTO — For the second year in a row, WestJet Airlines has been named the winner of the Randstad Award as Canada’s most attractive employer, according to more than 7,000 Canadians surveyed. The other winners voted in the top five are: Transat A.T., IBM Canada, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney Canada International.

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