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

Nova Scotia’s commercial property tax burden is significant and unfair

New CFIB research reveals commercial property owners pay as much as four times more than residents on properties of equal value.
 

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.
 

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.
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