Research

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

Beyond the Big Border

Hidden fees and other costs of trading across the Canada/US border hit small businesses the hardest, but does that mean it’s not worth doing business with our largest trading partner? CFIB’s latest report breaks down border bottlenecks to help your business better prepare for red-tape-free trade.
 

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.
 

Debunking Minimum Wage Myths

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.
 

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.
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