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.

Compassionate Leave is Job Protected in Alberta as of February 1, 2014

If your employee approaches you to ask for unpaid compassionate leave of up to 8 weeks, you are now obligated to approve it and to keep their job available for them over the period of the leave

Business affected by flooding? Help is available

As the water recedes in southern Alberta, the hard work is just beginning for you and other small business owners, who may just now be able to assess the damage that has been done.

Low Value Shipment (LVS) threshold increase – good news for SME importers!

Good news for small businesses that use the low value shipment (LVS) program for North American imports. The Ministers of International Trade and Public Safety along with the United States Department of Homeland Security announced that Canada and the U.S. have increased and harmonized the value thresholds for the LVS to $2,500. This is an increase from the current levels of $1,600 for Canada and $2,000 for the U.S.

Why do job descriptions matter?

Writing an employee job description is a vital step every employer should take for all positions. A good job description will allow business owners to create better job postings, set employment expectations and aid in performance management.

Managing employees who are often sick or late for work

Many business owners find it difficult to manage the minority of employees whose attendance and timekeeping does not meet their standards. Our resources and templates can help you improve staff attendance and timekeeping.
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