Team Calgary announces Toronto-based CAAT Pension Plan as the newest partner to join the corporate partnership program. Founded in 1967, CAAT provides retirement security for Canadians by helping workplaces offer secure defined benefit (DB) pension income for life.
Serving more than 290 participating employers in 15 industries including the for-profit, non-profit and broader public sectors, CAAT’s innovative DBplus plan design is open to Canadian employers of all sizes, sectors and industries. The pension plan offers a fixed cost solution with no risks to the employer.
Team Calgary is a corporate partnership program that engages visionary thought leaders to help influence Calgary’s economic growth. Partners help set the economic agenda for the city and gain added benefit through Calgary Economic Development’s marketing efforts for their organization. CAAT has joined Team Calgary at the Influencer level.
“Eight out 10 employers agree that a DB pension is very important for recruitment. We are delighted to join the Team Calgary corporate partnership program to help Calgary employers retain and attract talent.” said Derek Dobson, Chief Executive Officer and Plan Manager, CAAT Pension Plan. “As a leading business partner offering secure, valuable lifetime retirement income, a CAAT pension provides a competitive incentive to stay, work and thrive, from recruitment to retirement.”
A strong corporate presence and entrepreneurial spirit is driving the city’s growth as a financial services centre. Competitive factors like the cost of doing business, access to high-quality employees and integration with global markets make Calgary a draw for service providers across Canada.
“Companies are taking notice of what’s happening in Calgary and can see a future for themselves here,” said Brad Parry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Economic Development. “We take pride in being a connector and are pleased that CAAT wants to experience the growth and momentum in our city. It’s another sign of Calgary’s value proposition as a gateway city to expand into the Canadian and North American markets.”
Calgary Economic Development engages partners with initiatives that amplify their brand, culture and people. Team Calgary partners are given the opportunity to sponsor and participate at events, engage with Calgary Economic Development’s Executive team and join B2B and B2G meetings and events throughout the year.
Through collaboration and partnership, Calgary remains an opportunity rich city, diverse in culture and economy.
For more on our corporate partnership program, visit our Team Calgary page. Together, we advance the economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy, as the path to make Calgary the place where bright minds and big ideas come together with an unmatched spirit to help solve global challenges.