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).
Toronto/Montréal, May 1, 2013
Increasing Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits would hurt the Canadian economy and result in significant job losses, according to a new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). In June, the nation’s finance ministers will discuss increasing CPP and QPP. One option being considered would cost employees up to $1,100 more per year, bring employment growth to a halt and force wages down 1.5%.
Toronto/Montréal, April 29, 2013
Senior representatives of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are available to comment on the federal government’s proposed changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers program (contact details below). CFIB president Dan Kelly, Alberta director of provincial affairs Richard Truscott, and vice-president for Quebec Martine Hébert can speak on this issue.
Toronto/Montréal, April 25, 2013
The confidence of small business owners continued to decline in April, following a bigger hit in March, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The Business Barometer® index fell half a point from March’s results to 62.4.
Toronto/Montréal, March 28, 2013
The confidence of small business owners took a hit in March after two months of encouraging growth, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Toronto/Montréal, March 21, 2013
Small business owners received some positive news in today’s federal budget with movement on several of the top recommendations from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Toronto/Montréal, March 19, 2013
Senior representatives of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available for commentary immediately following Thursday’s federal budget (contact details below).
Toronto/Montréal, March 1, 2013
CFIB is pleased by the BC government's announcement that it will introduce Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) legislation. BC is the first province to do so.
Toronto/Montréal, February 28, 2013
After a lacklustre November and December, Canadian entrepreneurs are feeling more optimistic in early 2013, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Ottawa/Toronto, February 19, 2013
National Revenue Minister Gail Shea, recently recognized for her efforts to cut red tape, joined CFIB and small business owners for a roundtable to discuss outstanding issues at CRA.
Ottawa, February 13, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today’s decision by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) to clarify and strengthen rules that prevent some unfair practices in the credit card industry.
Ottawa, February 7, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates Members of Parliament (MPs) from all three major political parties for coming together to form an Entrepreneur Caucus. Today marked the inaugural meeting of the Caucus in Ottawa and included a presentation from CFIB on findings from a recent pre-budget survey and a list of recommendations for the 2013 budget.
Toronto/Montréal, February 3, 2013
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is assisting small businesses to get ready for penniless cash transactions.
Toronto/Montréal, January 31, 2013
The Business Barometer index jumped three points to 65.7 in January.
Toronto/Montréal, January 25, 2013
With Canada’s fourth annual Red Tape Awareness Week™ drawing to a close, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has awarded its Golden Scissors Award to the Hon. Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue.
| ||Toronto/Montréal, January 24, 2013 Surveys about surveys, late fees for on-time payments and application overkill. If it makes absolutely no sense, then it must be red tape. Today, as part of Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its real-life stories of ridiculous government rules from across the country.|Ottawa/Regina, January 24, 2013
CFIB is putting a spotlight on the negative impact red tape has on Canada’s farmers. Most businesses cite red tape as their second highest concern behind total tax burden, but recent CFIB data puts red tape at the top of the list of farmers’ concerns (79%). Farmers are also the most likely to say the burden of red tape has grown: 72% report the burden has increased over the past 3 years, compared to 55% among all other sectors.
Ottawa/Toronto, January 23, 2013
The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Call Centre Business Helpline received a lacklustre grade of C minus from CFIB.
Toronto/Montréal, January 22, 2013
The federal government has earned a grade of B+ in reforming the regulatory burden on small business according to the yearly Red Tape Report Card.
Toronto/Montréal, January 21, 2013
Most businesses in Canada pay more per employee than their counterparts in the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements, according to a report issued by CFIB. The report, launched to kick off Canada’s 4th annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, updates the total cost of regulation to Canadian businesses, and provides a first-ever direct comparison of these costs to those faced by U.S. businesses. The U.S. comparison was sponsored by KPMG Enterprise.
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.
Toronto/Montréal, January 17, 2013
Small business owners in Canada consistently report that unnecessary government regulations and the related paper burden is the second-most important issue facing their businesses, after taxes. During Red Tape Awareness Week, CFIB will shine a light on the problem.
Ottawa/Toronto, January 4, 2013
With a Competition Tribunal decision expected soon, MasterCard Canada has announced a credit card fee hike.
Toronto, January 2, 2013
Optimism among Canada’s small- and medium-size businesses held steady in December, according to CFIB. The latest monthly Business Barometer®
index came in at 62.6.