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Retirement and savings plans for your small business

Savings plans made simple

Engage your employees with group retirement and savings plans that won’t add more to your plate.

  • Easy administration

    You won’t pay any set-up fees or ongoing admin costs, and we'll help take care of the paperwork.

  • Plans for your budget

    We know small businesses are unique, so Performers plans can be tailored to your needs.

  • Attract and retain talent

    Create goodwill and encourage loyalty by offering a competitive compensation package.

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What is a Performers plan?

It’s an easy way for your small business to offer retirement and savings options to your employees. Choose between a registered retirement savings plan, a deferred profit-sharing plan, or both, with an optional tax-free savings account on top.

You control what’s offered, and we’ll help take care of the rest.

How does it work?

  • Choose the plan that works for your business.
  • Work with us to decide how much you want to contribute.
  • Employees can choose one of our managed portfolios, or make their own.
  • We manage admin and help your employees manage their funds.

Let's build a plan that works for you.

Our experts can help you figure out an approach that works for your business.

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We’re here to help

There’s a lot to think about when you run a small business. Performers plans make the responsibilities of offering a group retirement and savings plan as simple as possible.

We help handle legal and privacy concerns, working with you to make sure your plan is compliant. Once your plan is set up, our secure online tools give you and your employees easy access to the information you need. 

What are your options?

You can choose a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), a deferred profit sharing plan (DPSP), or both.

Whichever plan you choose, you can always add on a tax-free savings account (TFSA) as another flexible savings option.

Registered retirement savings plan (RRSP)
Deferred profit sharing plan (DPSP)
What does it do?

Encourages employees to save for retirement

Shares company profits with employees

Who is it for?

For-profit or non-profit companies, union groups or associations

For-profit companies only

How can it help?

  • You retain flexible control of the plan's rules
  • We take care of the tax receipts
  • Helps employees secure their future
  • Your contributions are tax-deductible
  • Encourages productivity by tying contributions to company profits
  • The money you contribute isn't taxed as salary, which means net savings

Who contributes?

Employers and employees can both contribute

Only the employer contributes

Which employees are eligible?


Major stakeholders aren't eligible

What do you need to do?

  • Facilitate payroll deductions and your contributions
  • Authorize employees to participate
  • Calculate payment for each member
  • Authorize employees to participate

How do fees work?

  • For employers: work with an advisor to find a plan within your budget, without admin or upkeep fees
  • For employees: pay lower investment manager fees than they would on their own
  • For employers: work with an advisor to find a plan within your budget, without admin or upkeep fees
  • For employees: pay lower investment manager fees than they would on their own

Broad investment options

Once you’ve chosen a plan, your employees can decide how they want to use it. They’ll be able to choose from our professionally managed investment portfolios, or create their own.

Continuum target date funds

  • A one-fund solution 
  • Focused on retirement as a target date
  • Becomes more conservative as retirement nears

Continuum target risk funds

  • 5 funds to choose from, with 5 risk profiles
  • Employees choose a fund that fits their personality
  • Risk stays the same over time

Bundle with benefits to offer more

You can receive a discount on Performers plans if you bundle with one of our other benefits plans for small businesses.