Research

  As a member of CFIB, you join a community of small business owners who benefit from the collective clout of 107,000 members.
 

BC Municipal Property Tax Gaps 2015

The BC Property Tax Gap Report takes a ten-year look at the disparities between residential and commercial property tax rates across the province.
 

The $68 billion question: How can cities cry poor while spending so much?

Just in time for budget season, "Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch 2015" shows that Canadian municipalities have already overspent to the tune of $68 billion over the last decade.
 

Good workers getting harder to find for small businesses

A CFIB survey of Canadian small business owners finds that even though employers love their current workers, the quality of job applicants is slipping.
 

Small Business, Big Investment: Improving Training for Tomorrow’s Workforce

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.
 

Municipal overspending costs Canadian households $7,800

Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch provides a snapshot of extravagance at municipalities across the country. The report pegs the total cost of municipal overspending nationwide at over $7,800 per household over 12 years.
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