If you have relatives working in your business, you may be paying EI premiums for them needlessly. In order to determine if they are insurable you need to request a ruling as to their insurability.
Since January 1, 2011, Small Business Owners across the country are entitled to EI special benefits such as maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care. How does this affect you and your business? Are the benefits the same everywhere? What are the conditions? How do you apply? CFIB lobbied to have a fair program but one that is self-sustaining and offers you, the entrepreneur, protection in a variety of circumstances.
Do you want to avoid laying off a valuable employee during hard times? Work-Sharing might be the solution you have been looking for.
The Premium Reduction Program allows employers to pay EI premiums at a reduced rate if their
employees are covered by a short-term disability plan that meets certain criteria set by Service Canada.