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Reminders from the CEIRP Office

Gentle reminders: The CEIRP website is your first stop to find information and other resources about the CEIRP plan. We’ve also made a few updates including new article and video archive pages found under the “About CEIRP” tab Log on to mycanadalifeatwork.com to update all your personal information, including email, [...]

By |18/06/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

This year, staycations are an economic benefit for all

We can all agree that it’s been a long year and a half for everyone. As each day passes, the sense of renewed freedom is spreading across the country. Despite that, many of the local summertime events have been cancelled again this year. So, what can you do in [...]

By |22/07/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Helping your child plan for their post-secondary education

We can all agree that this school year has been challenging and unpredictable. With so much uncertainty, it may seem ridiculous to even make plans for the next school year. But, things are looking up and September will be here soon enough, so it may be safe to start [...]

By |18/06/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Market Matters: May 2021

Summary for May 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments Key Highlights: The central banks of South Korea and New Zealand are taking a firmer tone, as is the Bank of Canada Crypto-currencies plunge Canadian equities perform well on the back of stellar earnings Inflation beats already high expectations Click here to [...]

By |09/06/2021|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: May 2021

Gentle reminders: The CEIRP website is your first stop to find information and other resources about the CEIRP plan. We’ve also made a few updates including new article and video archive pages found under the “About CEIRP” tab Log on to mycanadalifeatwork.com to update all your personal information, including email, [...]

By |19/05/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Do you have a retirement savings strategy?

We all know that we need to have a strategy if we expect to reach our goals. The same can be said for saving for retirement. The idea is to define your retirement objectives and decide how you’ll achieve your savings plan. To get started, ask yourself: How do [...]

By |19/05/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Three financial conversations to have before you say “I do”

As life slowly gets back to normal, we’re all looking forward to reasons to celebrate. In the coming months, an increase in weddings might be included in that list. So if you and your partner have been dreaming of when to have your big day, here are some financial [...]

By |19/05/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

5 essential pieces to have in your estate plan

On the surface, estate planning isn’t very exciting. But, it’s actually an important part of your financial plan. It ensures that your assets are protected and that your final wishes are carried out correctly. Here are five essential pieces that you should include in your plan: Consult with a [...]

By |26/04/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

The AFC Newsletter: March 2021

In This Issue: Message from the Executive Director Now Offering: Mental Health First Aid Training Career Resilience Workshop: Sharpen Your Interview Skills World Theatre Day 2021 - Thank You to Our Supporters Wheat + Sea Collective Launches #onlyintermission Tee Big Swing 2021: Save the Date Click here to access the [...]

By |29/03/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: March 2021

Gentle reminders from the CEIRP Office: The CEIRP website is your first stop to find information and other resources about the CEIRP plan. We’ve also made a few updates including new article and video archive pages found under the “About CEIRP” tab Log on to mycanadalifeatwork.com to update all your [...]

By |24/03/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Protecting yourself against identity theft

Knowing the signs of identity theft is the best way to arming yourself against becoming a victim. So, what exactly is identity theft? It happens when somebody takes and/or uses your personal information, like your credit card number, driver's license, SIN, birthdate, to commit a crime like fraud. Luckily, there [...]

By |24/03/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

For Your Information: A Great Newsletter from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Every month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) produces a newsletter with excellent financial tips and information. Seeing as March has been Fraud Prevention Month, here are a few useful articles on how to protect yourself against financial fraud:1 in 3 Canadians are targets of financial fraud during [...]

By |24/03/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Market Matters: February 2021

Summary for Febuary 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments Fixed income investors bruised as global bond yields surge amid increasing confidence for a robust economic rebound in the second half of 2021 Canadian equities deliver strong performance; powered by the cyclical rotation trade and soaring commodity prices US House of Representatives [...]

By |23/03/2021|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: February 2021

Making Direct Contributions to Your RRSP or TFSA are Now Even Easier! Most financial institutions have now updated their bill payee list to include Canada Life Group RRSP and Canada Life Group TFSA. This means you can make direct contributions to your RRSP and/or TFSA by setting it up as [...]

By |22/02/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Overcoming Retirement Planning Procrastination

When it comes to creating a robust retirement plan, a lot of us tend to put it off. One reason may be because it’s difficult to imagine what life will be like in five, 10, 20 years from now. Another possible reason is that we may become overwhelmed by the [...]

By |22/02/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Market Matters: January 2021

Summary for January 2021 Presented by Mackenzie Investments COVID-19 cases decline sharply amidst vaccine rollouts; virus mutations remain a concern Under heavy security post the US Capitol riot, US President Biden takes office: Signs 42 executive orders and proposes a $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus bill Heavily shorted stocks: GameStop, AMC [...]

By |22/02/2021|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

Making Additional Contributions to Your RRSP or TFSA is Now Even Easier!

Most financial institutions have now updated their bill payee list to include Canada Life Group RRSP and Canada Life Group TFSA. This means you can make direct contributions to your RRSP and/or TFSA by setting it up as a bill through your online banking. Just search for “Canada Life” in the bill [...]

By |16/02/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

The Socially Responsible Investments Balanced Fund Will Soon Have a New Name

For those among you that own units in SRI Balanced Fund (GWLIM), CEIRP’s Socially Responsible Investment Option, please be aware that Canada Life has announced that it is changing its name to SRI Balanced Fund (Mackenzie). Why is there going to be a name change? This change is following the [...]

By |04/02/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Navigating the new MyCanadaLifeAtWork.com Login during RRSP Season

RSP season means a higher volume of calls to the Canada Life call centre and waiting times to speak to a Client Service Representative may be longer than usual. There are a number of things you can do what you log onto your account including updating contact information and downloading [...]

By |02/02/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: January 2021

Glide Path Changes CEIRP always aims to make retirement saving easy for you. With simplicity in mind, the plan offers three investment style options: No Touch featuring the Cadence Target Date Funds, which offer a single-fund solution that leaves the decisions to investment professionals. Low Touch featuring the Portfolio Target [...]

By |27/01/2021|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Galvanize Your 2021 Financial Resolution with an Emergency Savings Plan

We can all agree that it’s good that 2020 is finally over. It was a year of unprecedented volatility across all areas of life. And it shone a painful light on how carrying too much debt and too little savings can make everything even more difficult. The good news is [...]

By |27/01/2021|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: December 2020

New sign-in page for your CEIRP plan You may have noticed something a little different when you go to log on to your account on www.grsaccess.com. You, the Plan member, will be redirected to the new sign-in page, www.mycanadalifeatwork.com. From there, using your Access ID and password, you can access [...]

By |21/12/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Looking forward to 2021: Reinvest in the simple things

Fatigue has been one of the recurring themes in 2020. Whether it be lockdown fatigue, isolation fatigue, cooking fatigue, Covid fatigue — you name it, we’ve been fed up. To be fair, there were times when we found reasons to smile. Many of us began to appreciate the simple things [...]

By |21/12/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Market Matters: November 2020

Highlights: News of a promising COVID-19 vaccine trial helped spur strong global stock market gains and a significant sector rotation from growth into value sectors. Beginning in 2021, GLC will be amalgamated into Mackenzie Investments and together we will be stronger as one of Canada’s largest asset managers. The drawn-out [...]

By |19/12/2020|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: November 2020

Some gentle reminders for you: Don’t forget that CEIRP now has social media communities, and we’d love for you to follow us. We’re on Twitter and Facebook — drop by with a “like”, to leave a comment or question, or just say hi! Looking forward to “friending” you! Don’t forget [...]

By |24/11/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Tips to Make the Most of this Unusual Tax Season

While it may be cliché to say this out loud, but we can agree that 2020 had more plot twists and turns than a high-grossing blockbuster. There have been so many unknowns and sources of anxiety: Will my project restart allowing me to work again? Will my government support be [...]

By |24/11/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Great Personal Finance Management Websites 

There are tons of great personal financial websites that offer advice on budgeting, goal setting and how to avoid/eliminate debt. Here are a few that you should check out: The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada: Covid-19 related personal financial tips Rags to Reasonable smartPATH  

By |24/11/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Market Matters: October 2020

Highlights: Rising COVID-19 infection counts continue to stifle economic recovery across North America and Europe. Equity markets and investor sentiment weakened as U.S. election uncertainty loomed throughout the month. Bond yields rose sharply early in the month, only to land back roughly where they started. Click here to read more.

By |18/11/2020|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

The AFC Newsletter: October 2020

October 2020 Newsletter In This Issue: Message from the Executive Director Launching The AFC's Career Resilience Initiative Financial Wellness Videos Series Vitality Monthly Giving Campaign Stratford Festival's Guthrie Committee Donates $25,000 to The AFC CSARN's Maintaining Creativity Conference  

By |09/11/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: October 2020

Join the CEIRP Social Communities! CEIRP now has its own bilingual Facebook and Twitter communities. We’ll be posting financial tips and other information you can use, especially throughout November which is Financial Literacy Month. So be sure to follow us — we’ll even follow you back!

By |27/10/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Market Matters: September 2020

Highlights: COVID-19’s second wave offers up a new round of uncertainty for businesses. The Federal Reserve kept their Fed funds target range steady at between 0% to 0.25%. September losses give back some of their summer-time equity market gains. Oil prices fell on rising concerns over weak global demand if [...]

By |27/10/2020|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

“Freedom 65+” is Now the New Normal

Do you remember the “Freedom 55” ads? These days, retiring in your 50s is only for a lucky few. “Freedom 65+” is more realistic for most Canadians. And according to Benefits Canada, it’s not merely realization facing Boomers and Gen Xers; Millennials are also coming to the same conclusion. Of [...]

By |27/10/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

A Retirement Planning Tip for Women: Contribute Early and Often

This year, the United Nations increased the average Canadian life expectancy to 82.52, an .18% increase over 2019, with the average Canadian woman living to 84. Also, the gender pay gap continues to decrease. So for these two reasons, it’s important that women are proactive about their retirement plan. Saving [...]

By |27/10/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: September 2020

Reminder about CEIRP’s dedicated Investment and Retirement Managers at Canada Life The fastest way to successfully reach your goals is having a plan. This is especially true for  those close to retirement. Were you aware that Canada Life has three Investment and Retirement Managers dedicated to CEIRP members? They can [...]

By |24/09/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

It’s never too late to have a plan

Every year, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) conducts a survey to study how well Canadians understand and manage their personal finances. In May, the agency released its findings from the 2019 survey. What remains true is that Canadians still live pay cheque to pay cheque, are carrying a [...]

By |24/09/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Tips for Protecting Your Home-based Business

If you count yourself among many creative professionals across Canada who run their businesses from home — especially now because of Covid — do you know how well you are protected from loss, damage or theft? You may be surprised to know that your regular home insurance may not cover [...]

By |24/09/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Market Matters: August 2020

Highlights: Global stock markets extended their summer-long run. Bond markets checked back, with longer-term bonds hit hardest. Expectations for market volatility rose with stretched stock valuations, the approach of the U.S. presidential election and concerns for a COVID-19 second wave. Amidst a risk-on sentiment, oil prices rose sharply, while gold [...]

By |24/09/2020|Categories: Market Matters|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: August 2020

An update about the RRSP Email Campaign: There has been a great response to our email campaign to encourage the Federal Government to allow our members and other Canadians to “borrow” from their RRSP with no tax implications during the pandemic. But there’s still more we need to do in [...]

By |27/08/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

3 Money-Managing Tips for the Gig Economy

We can all agree that 2020 has been a particularly trying year. And this is especially true for so many working in the Gig Economy, where financial ups and downs are so prevalent. The good news is that there are steps you can take now to adopt new money managing [...]

By |27/08/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Email Campaign: Temporary Emergency Program

In April, the CEIRP, the IATSE and the DGC joined in lobbying the Federal government to institute a temporary emergency program, similar to the Home Buyers and Lifelong Learning plans, which would allow an individual to “borrow” from their RRSP with no tax implications. There has been no announcement made [...]

By |28/07/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Even During a Pandemic, There are Options for Managing Your Personal Debt

Even During a Pandemic, There are Options for Managing Your Personal Debt In early spring, when the Federal government began releasing its plan to help Canadians during the pandemic, it also asked the banks to lower their credit card interest. They knew that Canadians would likely be using their cards [...]

By |24/07/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Taking a Mid-Year Financial Snapshot

Taking a Mid-Year Financial Snapshot We can agree that 2020 has been a difficult year financially for millions of Canadians. When the state of emergency started, many of you were likely starting projects that have since been postponed or cancelled. Now four months later, the good news is that many [...]

By |24/07/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office: June 2020

Member Concerns Q&A Q: I’ve been informed that there is a big possibility of a financial crash in the coming weeks and that it may last a few months. What are your thoughts on this and what is CEIRP’s position? A: Since mid-March, when the emergency measures were enforced to [...]

By |02/04/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Update from IATSE: May 19, 2020

Volunteer to help IATSE members in need! The IATSE has launched a website entitled IATSE C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service). In french, the site is IATSE A.I.D.E. (Assistance des Individus en Difficulté face à l’Épidémie). The website, located at EN: www.iatsecares.org and FR: www.iatsecares.org/francais/, is a new initiative [...]

By |24/03/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

Your account on MyCanadaLifeAtWork.com

Did you know that when you log on to your account on www.mycanadalifeatwork.com you can: update your mailing address and telephone number print off a duplicate tax receipt update your email address view your last statement check your account activity find out your personal rate of return change your future [...]

By |18/02/2020|Categories: Learn&Grow|0 Comments

Say hello to Canada Life

On Jan. 1, 2020 The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company and two holding companies amalgamated. They are now one company – The Canada Life Assurance Company™. You’ll start seeing the Canada Life brand on your member site and in other plan materials starting right away. [...]

By |15/01/2020|Categories: CEIRP News|0 Comments

CEIRP has reduced your investment management fees again!

When CEIRP started in 2004 the Investment Management Fees were 1.1%. And there have been 5 fee reductions since 2004.  Effective December 15, 2019 the Investment Management Fees in the RRSP, NRSP, TFSA and the RRIF/LIF were reduced by 0.15% and are now 0.53%. […]

By |17/12/2019|Categories: CEIRP News|Tags: , |0 Comments

New website. New look. And a new way to communicate with you.

Growing your savings – for life after work. Over the past 15 years, the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan (CEIRP) has grown a lot – from the seed of an idea into a large, strong group plan. It was time to make things easier for you and to create [...]

By |14/11/2019|Categories: CEIRP News|Tags: |0 Comments

Looking for help with your CEIRP investments?

CEIRP now has its own dedicated team of Investment and Retirement Managers at Canada Life. They’re here to help you with those tough decisions about your savings and investments. Contact someone today. Whether you’re just starting out, retiring or somewhere in between, these specialists can help guide you along [...]

By |24/09/2019|Categories: Learn&Grow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why assign a beneficiary

Assigning a beneficiary for your account is really important. If you don’t and you die, your money could get stuck in your estate and caught up with legal fees. But there are different types of beneficiary designations, so make sure you choose the right one – and that it’s [...]

By |20/09/2019|Categories: Learn&Grow|Tags: , |0 Comments

Target date funds – make investing easy!

Did you know that our default investment for new members is the Cadence target date funds? For investors who want to set it and forget it, target date funds are the way to go. Just pick “Cadence” and the fund closest to the year you turn age 65 will [...]

By |12/03/2019|Categories: Learn&Grow|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Understanding your fees

You have exceptionally low fees compared to individual investments. In fact, the power of CEIRP has helped get fees reduced five times over the years! Your low fees can make a BIG difference to your account balance over time. You hear a lot in the news about how much Canadians [...]

By |12/03/2019|Categories: Learn&Grow|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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