Research

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

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.
 

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.
 

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.

CFIB Privilege Programs Survey

For more than 45 years, CFIB has been representing the interests of independent Canadian businesses to ensure their voices are heard at all levels of government. About 25 years ago, CFIB also began using its strength in numbers to negotiate more savings and benefits in services that are important to our members’ businesses.
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