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.

Minimum wage increase in Nova Scotia effective April 1, 2015

The Nova Scotia government announced that effective April 1, 2015, minimum wage will increase to $10.60 (from $10.40) and the inexperienced wage rate will increase to $10.10 (from $9.90). The increase is based on the two percent increase in the national Consumer Price Index for 2014.

Don't forget! There's a new Stat Holiday in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a new statutory holiday that has been added to the Labour Standards Code. There are now six statutory (paid) holidays for employees who qualify.

Protect your employees when working in extreme cold temperatures

Many businesses have situations where employees are performing their duties in very cold conditions. Working in extreme cold temperatures can result in lower work efficiency, illness, injuries and higher accident rates. Learn how to identify and prevent many cold-induced problems at your small business.

Are you on a demand meter? You could be eligible for big savings on your power bill

We know the cost of electricity is a major concern for most Nova Scotia small businesses. CFIB has been working closely with Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) to develop creative solutions that will provide savings for hundreds of businesses struggling to manage their electricity costs.

Encourage debit using these free merchant materials

CFIB and Interac are proud to provide co-branded materials to encourage clients of small and medium-sized businesses to use debit instead of credit.
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