Toronto/Montréal, May 16, 2013
The percentage of unfilled private sector jobs remained steady at 2.5% in the first quarter of 2013, representing approximately 295,000 full- and part-time jobs, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Vancouver, April 11, 2013
CFIB is calling on all party leaders to commit to a top small business tax priority: taking PST off business inputs—starting with investments in machinery, equipment and technology such as computers and software.
Vancouver, April 4, 2013
Tax freeze and balanced budget are top priorities according to CFIB pre-election survey results.
Vancouver, March 28, 2013
British Columbia’s small business hiring intentions climbed six points in March over February while overall small business optimism showed modest improvement, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). BC’s Business Barometer® rose by almost one point to 65.7 in March, even as the national barometer tumbled more than three points to 62.9 from the previous 66.2. Index levels between 65 and 75 generally indicate a growing economy.
Vancouver, March 18, 2013
With only 2 weeks left until British Columbia transitions back to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), several groups representing BC's small business community are raising public awareness about the change through media and social media networks. The Canadian Federation of Business (CFIB) – backed by the BC Chamber of Commerce and Vancouver Board of Trade – is coordinating “PST Tuesday” for March 19th in an effort to remind business owners not to leave PST registration until the last minute.
Vancouver, February 28, 2013
CFIB joined BC Minister of Finance Mike de Jong and Canada’s Minister of State (Finance) Ted Menzies today to announce the introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) legislation at the Legislature in Victoria. If passed during the spring session, B.C. will be the first province to enable PRPP legislation after the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act was given Royal Assent by the Canadian government last June.
Vancouver, February 19, 2013
CFIB Grades 2013/14 BC Budget a “B”. PRPPs will benefit small business owners and their employees.
Vancouver, February 6, 2013
He has earned a reputation for being one of Vancouver city hall’s most effective watchdogs, and now he is joining the B.C. team for Canada’s most successful advocates for small business. Mike Klassen is the new Director of Provincial Affairs for CFIB in British Columbia.
Vancouver, January 22, 2013
The province of British Columbia has earned and “A” - the highest grade in Canada – for reforming the regulatory burden on small business according to the yearly Red Tape Report Card issued today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) as part of its fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™.
Toronto/Montréal, January 18, 2013
With only a few days left until the start of Canada’s fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week (Jan 21-25), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has announced the finalists for its second Golden Scissors Award. The Award recognizes an individual who has successfully motivated or demonstrated leadership and courage, and produced meaningful and positive results in cutting red tape for small business.