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.