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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Occupations and Trades (2024 Reissue) / Pensions (2024 Reissue)

The Occupations and Trades title describes the operation and responsibilities of these self-governing or regulated professions. The Pensions section is for lawyers practising pension law, labour and employment law, and any practice area where pension questions emerge.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 1,262 pages

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Published: August 30, 2024
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433530879

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Nada Khirdaji, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., LL.B

Provinces and territories routinely regulate the operation of several important professions that interact with lawyers and their clients. Accountants, architects, engineers, land surveyors and others play important roles in many legal files, and issues of qualification, misconduct and discipline readily arise. Provinces and territories also control entry into many skilled trades and have established programs allowing qualified trades people to practise their trade in any province or territory without having to obtain additional qualifications.

The Halsbury's Occupations and Trades (2024 Reissue) title offers a straightforward description of the operation and responsibilities of, and rules governing entry into, these key self-governing or regulated professions, as well as various certified trades in Canada. It serves as an excellent first reference for anyone seeking a clear understanding of the rules affecting these groups.

Among the general areas canvassed for each profession are:

  • Relevant provincial and territorial associations
  • Governing bodies
  • Membership requirements, licensing and entitlement to practice
  • Practice reviews, misconduct and discipline

Other topics relevant to specific professions or trades include:

  • Rules governing professional firms
  • Duties and oversight mechanisms
  • Provincial trade designation
  • Apprenticeships
  • Inter-provincial standards for trades (Red Seal Program)

Susan G. Seller, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., LL.M.

In an area that is heavily regulated and often impacted by emerging case law, the Halsbury’s Pensions (2024 Reissue) title is indispensable for lawyers practising pension law, labour and employment law, and any practice area where pension questions arise. This resource provides a detailed review of applicable federal and provincial legislation across Canada that addresses the logistics of pension plans, including their administration, investment, termination and regulation, as well as the calculation of individual pensions owing.

Specific topics in this essential national reference include:

  • Federal and provincial legislative framework
  • Regulation of pension plans and role of the Superintendent, Tribunal and Commission
  • Charter issues
  • Registration of pension plans under pension benefits standards and income tax legislation
  • Eligibility for membership
  • Deferred pensions and ancillary benefits
  • Employer cost, member contributions and plan funding
  • Family law issues, including division of pension benefits upon marriage breakdown
  • Administration of pension plans
    • Duties of plan administrator, fund administrator or trustee
    • Disclosure of information
    • Payment of plan expenses
    • Sales, transfers, successor plans and conversions
  • Rules relating to seizure and attachment
  • Rules governing the investment of pension funds
  • Winding up of pension plans
  • Impact of wrongful dismissal claims
  • Distribution of pension benefits to missing persons

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Table of contents

I. Introduction
II. Self-Governing Professions
III. Other Regulated Occupations
IV. Certified Trades
V. Labour Mobility and Fair Registration Legislation

I. Introduction
II. Registration of Pension Plans
III. Minimum Standards for Pension Plans
IV. The Nature of Pension Plans and Their Funding Media
V. Administration of Pension Plans
VI. Investment of Pension Funds
VII. Termination of Pension Plans
VIII. Regulation of Pension Plans
IX. Pension Plans and the Employment Relationship