Research

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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.
 

Canadians want voluntary options for retirement savings

Canadian workers and small businesses agree: mandated CPP/QPP increases are not the best way to save for retirement, according to a new poll and survey. Both groups are struggling to save for retirement, yet if given a choice, they express a strong preference for voluntary savings options such as RRSPs and TFSAs over mandated CPP/QPP increases.
 

Municipal workers get richer as cities cry poor

A CFIB analysis released in advance of the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) reveals that if city workers in Canada were paid in line with private sector norms, municipalities across the country would save $3.4 billion each year.
 

CRA performance gets a “C” grade from small business

CFIB’s latest CRA report card shows that despite laudable service improvements at the CRA, small business owners are generally not aware of many of these improvements, suggesting that the agency could do a better job of getting the good word out.
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