All members of IATSE Local 129 are required to enroll in the group retirement plan, when Employer/Employee contributions are being remitted through payroll.
Accumulating payroll contributions are being held on your behalf.
Please find attached information booklet (pdf) for the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan, and the invitation to enroll online just below.
If you have any doubts of the validity of my email please confirm with the president & secretary of your local, who have been copied on this email.
Failure to do so by June 25 2020 will result in a non-registered account being automatically set up in the Plan on your behalf, and:
- Accumulated and future payroll contributions will be allocated to the Conservative Asset Allocation fund,
- You will not receive a semi-annual statement,
- You will not be able to register to access your account online,
- You will be reported to CRA as a potential non-Canadian taxpayer,
- You will not be able to designate a beneficiary,
- No service will be provided by GRS Call Centre representatives,
- You will be required to complete an enrolment form for the Registered (RSP) plan to transfer your funds and receive a tax receipt,
Enrol online in minutes! Get on your way to reaching your financial goals faster.
The Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan (CEIRP) can help you save in many ways and offers some great advantages:
- Typically lower fees* can help your savings grow faster
- Access to a wide selection of investments
- Service and support when and where you need it from Great-West Life
*Compared to retail investing.
Joining is easy
Just sign in with ID: 1286651 and password: 129Guest at www.grsaccess.com, click Enrol and follow the step-by-step guidance.
To learn more about the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan, download the attached PDF.
You can also visit www.ceirp.ca for more information, tools and resources to help with your financial goals.
CANADA LIFE GROUP RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
CEIRP Retirement Income Solution
J&D BENEFITS – EMPLOYEE CHANGE FORM
J&D BENEFITS – GROUP BENEFITS ENROLMENT FORM
GREAT WEST LIFE BOOKLET
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ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION’S MAP DISCOUNT PROGRAM
The IATSE has become an affiliate of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s MAP discount program. Members now have access to discounts on products and services such as Fluevog shoes, extreme weather gear, Costco memberships, VIA Rail travel, CAA memberships as well as discounts on industry publications such as the Hollywood Reporter, Playback online, and Variety.com. Although it is an Academy program, due to the Academy’s small staff, it is overseen by a staff member of ACTRA.
The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, we help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship. The AFC distributes over $500,000 each year in emergency financial aid to help entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance. In a sector in which employment can be unpredictable, it’s good to know that a caring community has your back.
Find out more at: AFChelps.ca