pensions and retirement

Pensions & Retirement

The labour movement has been securing workplace pension plans for Canadians for over 100 years. We've also led the efforts to improve public pensions for all Canadians, from winning Old Age Security in 1952 to calling for changes to the current Canada Pension Plan.

We’re working for better public pensions, expansion of the CPP and more workplace pensions.

Issues and Research

What does a better plan for all mean, in real terms?

Posted: 21 July 2016

VANCOUVER – The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Finance Ministers that they have agreed to a modest universal expansion of the CPP.

Posted: 20 June 2016

Today unions of the Canadian Labour Congress launched a new website and ad campaign to raise awareness about the need for a universal...

Posted: 20 May 2016

A targeted approach to CPP expansion has been discussed — narrowed to help only middle-income earners, or alternatively, to Canadians without a pension plan at work. This approach falls short of...

Posted: 26 April 2016
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Today the Canadian Labour Congress celebrated the Prime Minister’s announcement that his government will maintain the eligibility for Old Age Security at 65. In 2012, the Conservatives announced...

Posted: 17 March 2016