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January 2004
Vol. 5, no. 1

Perspectives on Labour and Income

The labour market in 2003
Geoff Bowlby

Over the first eight months of 2003, employment growth was minimal. However, during the last four months, employment surged ahead sufficiently to salvage a modest gain for the year.

Retirement plan awareness
René Morissette and Xuelin Zhang

Many employers offer registered pension plans to their employees, but group RRSPs are becoming more common. A look at how well full-time permanent employees in the private sector in 2001 understood their retirement pension plan coverage.

A C/QPP overview
Raj Chawla and Ted Wannell

A question and answer approach to some basic information about the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, emphasizing recent changes that may not be well understood. Also discussed is the increasing importance of C/QPP benefits for seniors in recent decades and the interaction of the plans with other income support programs.

Key labour and income facts
Fact sheets, charts, tables and source contacts.

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