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Profile of a small business owner

Myths abound when it comes to the perception of a typical small business owner, yet the simple reality is that they are average Canadians.

Data from Statistics Canada and other official government sources show that the majority of small business owners are hard-working members of Canada’s middle-class.

The following data considers income levels of workers and employers, the number of self-employed, a typical work week for paid employees compared to business owners, and a look at the small business tax rate and the general corporate tax rate.

Small Business Profile: A look at small business and the self-employed in Canada



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