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Alberta’s unfilled job rate sits at 2.4%

Reading Time: 1 minuteCanada’s job vacancy rate sat at a record high of 3 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a Help Wanted Report released Tuesday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Alberta sits just below the national average on unfilled work opportunities at 2.4 per cent. […]

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CFIB calls on feds for tax fairness

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are citing skyrocketing labour costs are leaving young workers in the lurch, and are calling on the federal government to provide small businesses with tax fairness, innovation and training support in the 2018 federal budget to address it. […]

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CFIB Challenges federal and provincial governments to ensure Canadian Free Trade Agreement reduces red tape

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Day three of its annual Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling on federal and provincial governments to resolve at least three regulatory issues in 2018 through the newly launched Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT). The table was established under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), which came into effect in July 2017. […]

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Alberta lagging behind in CFIB Red Tape Report Card

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business released their 2018 Red Tape Report Card Tuesday, on day two of Red Tape Awareness Week. The report is an annual rating of the federal, provincial and territorial governments on leadership and accountability in cutting red tape for small business. […]

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CFIB hands out their red tape awards ahead of red tape awareness week

Reading Time: 2 minutesFood truck bureaucracy and notices about notices topped the list of over-the-top regulations for 2018. Ahead of their annual Red Tape Awareness Week, running January 22 to 26, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) presented its annual Paperweight Awards, recognizing government departments and agencies responsible for extraordinary examples of excessive regulations the business group says hurts small businesses. […]

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361,700 jobs left unfilled in Canada – CFIB

Reading Time: 1 minuteA growing economy and a lack of skilled workers has created a labour shortage of approximately 361,700 jobs, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday. The number is, according to the business organization, the highest number of unfilled private sector jobs ever recorded in Canada. The number comes from CFIB’s third quarter 2017 Help Wanted report. […]

Local News

CFIB asking new councils to watch spending

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) says unsustainable municipal operating spending cost each Alberta household an additional $10,650 from 2005 to 2015, and that
real operational spending is two-and-a-half times more than what is sustainable.
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