Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Small firms rely on Canada post to deliver advertising material, cheques.
Ottawa has committed $73 million over four years to ensure education is aligned with the tech-related needs of the job market.
Three-quarters of survey respondents say there are better ways to encourage Canadians to save for retirement.
NDP have pledged to raise the wage by a dollar this fall and continue with increases until it reaches $15 an hour by 2018.
CFIB calls for a national agreement to eliminate what it calls “artificial barriers.”
Federal, provincial or municipal employees make up to 37% more than someone doing the same job in the private sector.
Plan would require employers and employees to each contribute 1.9% of a worker’s salary, up to $1,643 a year
Report suggests the province’s largest municipalities have increased spending three times the rate of population growth.
Application allows business owners to create reminders and alerts for payments, returns and remittances.
Help Wanted report cites 296,000 job vacancies across Canada in Q4.
Barometer edges up in February, building on a 1.7 point gain in January
Manufacturing shows gains in confidence, more hiring planned.
Proposals on the table at finance ministers’ meeting not supported by the public.
Manufacturers among the companies with the strongest results.
Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario have the least small business friendly tax regimes.