| ||CFIB’s minimum wage myth-busting research reveals that minimum wage increases are not effective. Not only does a minimum wage increase kill jobs, minimum wage earners also do not receive the full benefits.|
| ||The 2015 Alberta Municipal Spending report analyzes municipal operating spending by local governments in Alberta and shows that operating spending from 2003 to 2013 increased by 82 per cent, compared to population growth of 24 per cent. Excessive spending cost households $2,039 in 2013 alone and a total of $9,955 since 2003.|
| ||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. |
| ||Training is an essential tool for Canada’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The vast majority of Canada’s smallest businesses train their employees by investing $31,238 on average each year. That’s $1,907 per employee!
The federal and provincial governments must do more to encourage training and recognize the time, money and effort already spent by small businesses to make Canada’s labour force the best in the world.|
| ||A survey of CFIB members reveals dramatic differences from province to province in how small business owners perceive their provincial governments’ vision to support entrepreneurship. Wanted: Government Vision for Small Business also examines Canadian entrepreneurs’ perception of their provincial governments’ as pertains to other factors that affect the business climate.|