• Pensions & Benefit Plans

Trusted advice in an evolving industry

The regulations and issues surrounding pension and other employee benefit plans, such as health and welfare trusts, can be complex. With evolving financial reporting, regulatory, and tax filing requirements — including GST/HST – it’s essential to stay up-to-date. At BDO, we apply our experience with accounting, tax and regulatory requirements to offer valuable advice and guidance on financial reporting, tax compliance, internal control best practices and governance issues.

Maintaining a deep understanding of this sector, the BDO team recognizes the complex issues that pension and other benefit plans face today, especially those related to:

  • CPA Canada standards
  • Changing regulatory reporting requirements
  • Adhering to income and other tax rules applicable to the respective plan type
  • Establishing effective processes and controls
  • Implementing effective plan governance
  • Addressing plan restructuring

Our professionals have experience with a wide range of plan sizes, in various sectors. In the multi-employer sector, BDO provides services to plans affiliated with the largest private sector Unions, in industries ranging from construction to the service industry. In the single-employer sector, we provide services to plans for some of the country’s largest manufacturers, retailers, construction companies, and service providers.

BDO is also actively involved with key regulatory bodies and industry organizations relating to the pension and employee benefit plan sectors. We’ve authored multiple articles in leading industry publications, focusing on accounting and taxation issues facing pension and other employee benefit plans. Our professionals are also sought after speakers at key industry educational conferences.