News Manufacturing Economy General
November 26, 2020  

No new cheer for small business sector this holiday season

Economist says business owners can’t afford to think too far into the future right now, especially with new restrictions on business activities.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 29, 2020  

Small business confidence wanes as COVID-19 cases rise

Still haven’t recovered from the first wave of COVID-19 lockdown measures, 37% reporting they’re losing money every day.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 19, 2020  

Recovery to be difficult for small businesses that survive COVID

CFIB shows only 26% of small businesses are reporting normal sales volumes, leaving the remainder at risk of insolvency.

News Economy General
September 24, 2020  

Small business 12-month outlook holds at 59.2 on CFIB index

Three-month Business Barometer outlook considerably more pessimistic at 39.7 over the year-long outlook.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 11, 2020  

Quebecers who don’t follow COVID-19 mask guidelines to face fines

Dollar amount of the fines has not been decided, province-wide sanctions to begin Sept. 12.

News Manufacturing Economy General
August 27, 2020  

Small business outlook points to sluggish recovery

Proportion of businesses in bad shape has dropped and is now on par with those who say they are in good shape.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 10, 2020  

Small business owners rank government aid programs

While CEBA, CEWS well used, CECRA continues to fall short, according to CFIB

News General
August 5, 2020  

Small business sales struggle after reopening: CFIB survey

More than three out of five business owners are worried that consumer spending will remain low, according to CFIB

News Government General
August 4, 2020  

Businesses could qualify for one more month of rent relief as program extended

About $613 million has been paid out to 63,000 tenants as of July 30

News Manufacturing General
July 30, 2020  

Canada could lose an additional 158K small businesses to COVID-19: CFIB

Government and consumer support are make-or-break for small business survival

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 16, 2020  

CERB a top reason workers refuse to return to work: CFIB

Emergency benefit appears to be impeding small companies from staffing up as they reopen their businesses.

News Government Economy General
July 16, 2020  

Manitoba offers more subsidies for businesses hit by COVID-19

Until now, the Back To Work program paid businesses who hired or brought back staff up to $5,000 per employee.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 29, 2020  

Small business confidence increases slightly in June: CFIB

Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.

News Government Business Operations General
June 12, 2020  

Small businesses face troubling return to ‘normal’ from pandemic

Frustration over confusing messages, staggered deadlines for financial and rent support, and a lack of clarity around COVID-19 support systems.

News Government General
June 10, 2020  

Significant changes to wage subsidy and CERB programs required: CFIB

Small business owners face significant barriers hiring or recalling staff as they return to work.

News Manufacturing General
June 8, 2020  

44% of small firms now fully open, normal sales for only 15%: CFIB

Latest survey shows many regional and sectoral differences remain and some sectors.

News Manufacturing General
May 28, 2020  

Small business confidence flat in May: CFIB

Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 21, 2020  

More small companies are back to business: CFIB

Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick lead the way with companies fully open.

News Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2020  

Small business confidence is rising, but half are in bad shape: CFIB

39% of manufacturers describe the general state of their business health as bad.

News Manufacturing General
April 14, 2020  

20% of small businesses too small to qualify for CEBA loan: CFIB

Smallest businesses with payrolls under $50,000 are not eligible for the support.

News Manufacturing Economy General
April 8, 2020  

Small businesses more optimistic in April: CFIB

Only 5% foresee adding on full-time staff in the next three months, 63% say they will have to cut back.

News Manufacturing Economy General
April 6, 2020  

Canadian Chamber, StatCan creating massive business conditions survey

Will be in the field this week and collect data on how businesses are currently coping with COVID-19.

News Manufacturing Economy General
March 25, 2020  

COVID-19 sapping the confidence of small business

CFIB Business Barometer tumbles 29 points to historic low in March.

News Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Half of small firms report a drop in sales due to COVID-19: CFIB

A quarter say they won’t survive a month with a big drop in income.

News Manufacturing General
February 27, 2020  

Small manufacturers’ confidence edges up in February: CFIB

Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 25, 2020  

25% of small businesses impacted negatively by rail blockades: CFIB

Survey says companies have lost an average of $60,000 since the start of the disruptions.

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 13, 2020  

Better access to immigration needed to address worker shortages: CFIB

Study shows more than 75% of SMEs have had difficulty hiring workers over the past five years due to skills and labour needs.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 5, 2020  

CFIB issues priorities for upcoming federal budget

Taxes related to business succession, carbon tax and payroll taxes top the SME priority list.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 30, 2020  

Small business optimism is weak in January: CFIB

Businesses across Canada are moderating their expectations for the year ahead.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 18, 2019  

Death by 1,000 cuts: Confront your local candidates

Your chance to confront candidates about policies that drive away investment.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 12, 2019  

CFIB delivers small business election priorities to federal parties

Signed letters address their biggest concerns around affordability, labour and financing.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 29, 2019  

CFIB calls for action on federal and provincial payroll taxes

Report says small business is getting crushed under their weight.