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.

Newfoundland and Labrador minimum wage increase on October 1, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $10.50 per hour as of October 1st, 2015.

Paying employees for public holidays

There are six statutory paid holidays in Newfoundland and Labrador. Find out what your obligations are towards your employees for these holidays.

EI for the self-employed

Since January 1, 2014, 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.

Changes to JobsInNL

As of July 9, 2015, employers wishing to advertise a job opening in Newfoundland and Labrador will be required to use the Government of Canada’s Job Bank rather than JobsinNL.

Atlantic Canada's Fraud Squad

Fraud and scams are on the rise and more and more often small businesses have become the target.
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