Seven things government can do for small businesses in the budget

With a federal budget expected within weeks, small businesses are giving the new government seven top-line items to consider.

Taking the “temporary” out of the TFW program

CFIB calls for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to be replaced with a stronger solution to address permanent labour shortages. Geared towards entry-level workers, CFIB’s proposed Introduction to Canada Visa would simultaneously address critical shortages for small businesses while providing a clear path to permanent residence for foreign workers.

Now or never to stop CPP/QPP expansion

As a final decision on expanding CPP/QPP looms this year, CFIB leadership is on a cross-Canada tour strongly encouraging provincial leaders to put the idea to bed once and for all.

Dealing with the CRA just got easier for small business - Get the details here‎!

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced a renewed focus on making life easier for small businesses through its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, implementing a variety of measures that have long been advocated by CFIB and its members: improved service levels, enhanced accountability and, most importantly, an end to hassles and headaches for small businesses.

CFIB Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Toronto, October 5, 2015 – The federal government has concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement between 12 countries. Many CFIB members appear to be in a position to benefit from the TPP deal. Others may have strong concerns.
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