Toronto/Montréal, August 27, 2015
Canada’s business confidence continues to struggle in August. CFIB’s Business Barometer®
Index fell for the third consecutive month to 56.7, its lowest point since April 2009. The index has dropped almost eight points in 2015.
Toronto/Montréal, August 25, 2015
Approximately 325,200 job openings remain unfilled across the country, according to the latest Help Wanted report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Nationwide openings in full-time, part-time and temporary positions sit at 2.6 per cent, down a tenth of a percentage point from last quarter.
August 12, 2015
Canada’s smallest businesses lead the way in employee training, investing nearly $2,000 per employee on average each year according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) latest report.
| ||Toronto/Montréal, August 6, 2015 As party leaders prepare for the first debate of the federal election campaign, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is launching its small business election platform, highlighting the top election priorities for Canada’s entrepreneurs. |Toronto/Montréal, July 30, 2015
Canada’s small business confidence took it on the chin in July, as CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index slipped another full point to 58.2, its lowest level since mid-2009.
Toronto/Montréal, July 16, 2015
CFIB applauds Canada’s premiers for taking a strong first step in the fight to remove internal trade barriers, as they meet in St. John’s.
The Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol will allow provinces to recognize each other’s technical training programs, work experience and examination results for apprentices as they move between provinces and territories in Canada.
Toronto/Montréal, June 25, 2015
Canada’s small business confidence continued to sputter in June, as CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index slipped a full point this month to 59.4. Although the index is still near the six-year low it reached this past February, the survey results suggest we are probably seeing its lower limit.
Montréal, June 22, 2015
The next generation of great Canadian policy minds has arrived at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Eight of the nation’s brightest students will undertake major policy research initiatives for CFIB as part of this year’s CFIB-Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship program.
Toronto/Montréal, June 11, 2015
A new private member’s bill promises to address a significant flaw in Canada’s succession planning rules and would save Canadian small business owners hundreds of thousands of dollars when transferring their business to a family member.
Toronto/Montréal, June 10, 2015
Starting today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Interac are giving Canadians the chance to show their favourite small businesses some love, and win a $500 shopping spree, through the #SmallBizLove contest.
Toronto/Montréal, June 8, 2015
CFIB is urging federal and provincial trade ministers to push hard for a new internal trade deal that removes trade barriers within Canada.
Toronto/Montréal, June 4, 2015
Municipal government workers across Canada are making $6.43 more per hour on average in wages and benefits than their private sector counterparts – a gap of 22 per cent - according to the latest report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Toronto/Montréal, May 28, 2015
Summer may be just around the corner, but there is still a chill in the air for Canada’s small businesses. CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index remained virtually unchanged from last month, creeping up only a tenth of a point to a cool 60.6.
Toronto/Montréal, May 8, 2015
Chase Paymentech and CFIB announced a new agreement that provides preferred pricing to small businesses in an exclusive offering for CFIB members that builds on recent rate cuts from Visa and MasterCard.
Toronto/Montréal, April 30, 2015
April showers were not the only thing putting a damper on Canadians’ mood this month. There was a slight but broadly based drop in small business confidence levels, as measured by CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index, with seven of 10 provinces reporting a decline, shaving a point off the national index to 60.5.
| ||Ottawa/Toronto/Montréal, April 21, 2015 Small business owners are thrilled to see a small business-friendly budget, including an 18% reduction in the small business corporate tax rate.|Toronto/Montréal, April 13, 2015
As credit card fee reductions promised by Visa and MasterCard begin to take effect later this week, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) president Dan Kelly joined Finance Minister Joe Oliver at the Arts Market in Toronto today to announce new rules that will make sure small businesses see the promised savings.
Toronto/Montréal, April 8, 2015
TORONTO, April 8, 2015 – Small businesses are strong supporters of balanced budget legislation and commend Finance Minister Joe Oliver on his announcement today at the Economic Club of Canada.
Toronto/Montréal, March 26, 2015
Small business confidence warmed slightly in March, rising about a point and a half over February’s Business Barometer®. March saw a sentiment of guarded optimism in the energy-producing provinces and rising optimism in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, yet the overall national reading of 61.5 still reflected a mood of uncertainty.
Toronto/Montréal, March 23, 2015
If you work in the private sector, you’re making up to $8,150 less per year, and working up to six hours more each week, than someone doing the same job for the government. This is one of several key findings from CFIB’s latest Wage Watch report, pointing to a huge wage and benefits advantage for public sector workers over the rest of us.
January 23, 2015
To wrap up Red Tape Awareness WeekTM
, CFIB announced that the Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, is the winner of the 2015 Golden Scissors Award, for a simple change to tax policy that will allow small businesses to file their payroll taxes less often.
Toronto/Montréal, January 20, 2015
On day two of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM
, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual report card, grading the provinces, territories and federal government on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership.
Toronto/Montréal, January 19, 2015
To kick-off Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced the winners for its annual Paperweight Award, citing the most egregious examples of government red tape on small businesses.
Montréal, January 15, 2015
Standard Life and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are pleased to offer as of today PrimaPension – a new retirement savings solution designed specifically to meet the requirements of small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees.
January 14, 2015
The rules and paperwork that governments impose on small businesses cost billions of dollars annually. Now in its sixth year, Canada’s Red Tape Awareness WeekTM
(January 19-23) will reveal whether things are getting better or worse for the entrepreneur.