Research

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

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.
 

Municipalities are richer than they think

As the country’s big city mayors prepare to meet in Ottawa this week, CFIB has released a new report that shows municipal governments are consistently misrepresenting how much tax money ends up in their coffers.
 

Wanted: Government Vision for Small Business

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.
 

Coming Up Short: Barriers to Apprenticeship and the Shortage of Labour

CFIB’s report Coming Up Short: Barriers to Apprenticeship and the Shortage of Labour examines apprenticeship systems from a small business perspective and shows that apprenticeship in Atlantic Canada is expensive, inflexible, and out of touch with business realities.
 

Ranking Provincial Tax Systems in Canada

Canada’s two most populous provinces continue to lag behind most of the country when it comes to small business-friendly tax systems.
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