Business Support



Members can get advice, counseling and support in dealing with governments and small business issues from CFIB's Business Counsellors, at no charge.

Alberta's minimum wage new rate as of October 1, 2016

Alberta's general minimum wage increases by a dollar ($1.00) per hour to $12.20 and the current liquor server rate will be removed, effective October 1, 2016. Weekly and monthly minimum wages used by certain professions will rise to $486 and $2,316, respectively, at the same time.

Were you aware the driver's licence renewal notifications have gone digital?

Were you aware that effective April 1, 2016, the Government of Alberta no longer is mailing out reminders for driver’s licences and vehicle registration.

Selling or buying in other provinces or territories: which sales taxes apply?

When you sell to or buy from a business located in another province or territory, are the correct sales taxes being applied? You need to know how GST, HST, provincial and territorial sales taxes impact your transactions. We can help you understand the correct application of sales taxes in Canada. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.

Be prepared! Provincial OHS inspectors may soon be inspecting your workplace

Provincial OHS officers will be inspecting hotels, arenas, department stores, restaurants, catering companies and couriers across the province until November 30/16. Officers will be looking to ensure that OHS legislation is being followed, including rules around hazard assessment documents, first-aid training, working alone and workplace violence. Officers will also be looking for potential violations of employment standards.

Free Webinar - Managing Difficult Employees: Solutions to Improve Your Workplace

Employees bring unique skills, talents and perspectives that, when properly encouraged and utilized, will help grow your business. Unfortunately, some employees may bring poor habits or attitudes that can affect much more than just their own work.
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