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Certificate in Canadian Benefit Plans

Certificate in Canadian Benefit Plans | Certificate Series
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This Certificate in Canadian Benefit Plans is designed to provide a solid foundation in Canadian pensions and benefits, human resources and compensation that is critical to working successfully with Canadian employees. Whether you are employed by a U.S. company with affiliates in Canada or you work with a Canadian plan, you will gain practical and useful information about the Canadian pensions and benefits landscape.


  • Overview of Canadian Business Environment
  • Canadian and U.S. Health Care Systems
  • Employer Group Benefits
  • Canadian Drug Benefit Practices
  • Interactive Case Study: Achieving Benefit Cost Savings and Effective Plan Design in Canada
  • Benefits Forum—Ask the Experts
  • Canadian Employment Law and Legislation
  • Pension Fundamentals
  • Key Pension Cases and Legislative Outcomes
  • Forum on Pensions and Employment Law—Ask the Experts
  • Human Rights Environment
  • Disability Provisions and Practices
  • International Transfers
  • Compensation and HR Practices
  • Case Study: Acquisition of a Canadian Company

Benefits of Attending

  • Earning a certificate demonstrates your expertise and recognizes your commitment to your profession.
  • A limited class size provides you with an environment where you get answers to your specific questions and attention to your unique needs.
  • You’ll find an unmatched training opportunity for live, hands-on learning and dialogue with Canadian thought leaders.

Who should attend

Human resources and financial professionals who work for U.S. companies with affiliates in Canada. Professionals working with Canadian firms who have recently assumed responsibility for pensions, benefits, compensation and/or human resources.


Mitch is a Partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of pensions, benefits, employment and executive compensation. Mitch is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a former Adjunct Professor at Osgo...
Mr. Myles has 27 years of experience in the pensions and benefits field including working in multi-employer, corporate and consulting environments. His experience includes Canadian, U.S. and international benefits and pension administration and management. Mr. Myles recently joined Honda Canada I...
As a senior communications consultant at Eckler, Ltd., with more than 16 years of industry experience, Ms. Hodder is responsible for member engagement and change management within Eckler’s communications area. She provides communications consulting support to a wide variety of clients across sect...
Kim Ozubko is an experienced lawyer with twenty years of expertise in all areas of pension and benefits law. Proactive and responsive, Kim is committed to providing her clients with high quality service and keeping them up-to-date on legal developments that affect the administration and sponsorsh...
Ms. Hunter is a business leader with over 25 years of experience in human resource management. She is passionate about creating high-performing work environments that support a company’s business goals and objectives and enable employees to achieve exceptional results. As a seasoned consultant, M...
Mr. Lalancette has been working full-time as a group insurance plans advisor to GFMD for five years. He began his group benefits career working for two major Canadian insurers in British Columbia in 2007. With his experience in advisory services, Mr. Lalancette has developed an excellent understa...
Mr. Tangney has over 30 years of experience in the pension and benefits industry. He served as director of compensation, pensions, benefits and human resources information systems at three organizations, the last being The Woodbridge Group, with operations in 22 countries. Prior to that, he worke...
Suzanne Lepage can help you navigate and develop strategies for the private plan market by leveraging her unique blend of group benefits and pharmaceutical industry experience. Suzanne is a private health plan strategist with strong pharmaceutical industry, group insurance and employer relationsh...
Ms. Titgemeyer has been in the human resources consulting field for 28 years in both a Canadian and international context. She is well-known in the compensation, legislative compliance and organizational effectiveness arenas. Ms. Titgemeyer has been active with the International Foundation, and t...
Noel MacKay is Director, National Benefits Consulting at Cowan Insurance Group responsible for managing and mentoring their employee benefits consulting team. Noel has 30+ years of experience working in the employee benefits field, including program design, wellness strategies and client servic...


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