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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: Industry news|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: Financial Wellness|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: Financial Wellness|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: Industry news|0 Comments

Update from the CEIRP Office

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

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

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: Financial Wellness|0 Comments

CEIRP update – June 26, 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

IATSE update – 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: Industry news|0 Comments

Your account on www.grsaccess.com

Did you know that when you log on to your account on www.grsaccess.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: Getting started|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: Industry 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: Financial Wellness|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: Getting started|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: Financial Wellness|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: Financial Wellness|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: Getting started|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: Financial Wellness|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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