Small biz gloomy about the future

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released the latest Business Barometer index today that shows Alberta’s small business outlook dropped 1.4 points in June to 44.3. That puts the Alberta index 15 points below CFIB’s national Business Barometer® Index of 59.4.

Will a $15 minimum wage impact your business?

Alberta’s new NDP government is moving forward with a $15 per hour minimum wage. How will your business be impacted?

CFIB congratulates Alberta’s new NDP government

On behalf of Alberta's independent businesses, congratulations to Premier Notley and the newly elected MLAs for their historic election win. Small businesses look forward to learning about this government's vision for entrepreneurship in the province.

Employers welcome $507 million WCB refund

Business owners welcome the half billion dollar surplus distribution from the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) to employers across Alberta. In a letter to CFIB dated May 14th, 2015, WCB President Guy Kerr announced $507 million in surplus funding will be distributed to registered businesses.

All TFWs should be allowed to stay in Canada

CFIB is calling on the federal government to offer flexibility to thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers facing an early departure from Canada as of April 1, 2015, even though their permanent residency applications have yet to be fully processed.
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