Alberta is once again the lowest in country for business confidence, according to a recent report from the Candian Federation of Independent Business. The business organization said January’s numbers saw a drop of 7.6 points in January, following an 8.7 per cent drop in December, making for the worst results since 2016.
Canada’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. […]
New analysis from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business showing 64,000 fewer jobs by the mid-2020s has the organization urging caution that the government may have underestimated planned Canada Pension Plan (CPP) increases. […]
The 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. […]
On 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. […]
The 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. […]
The Candian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) says that $10 billion of the $36.2 billion in overall regulation costs to Canadian businesses is unnecessary, redundant or overly burdensome red tape. […]
Food 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. […]
A 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. […]
The 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.
Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter will introduce a private member’s bill that would legislate a one-for-one rule on new government regulations on businesses. If passed, for each new business regulation the government adds, one must be removed. […]
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says Alberta small business confidence stuck in neutral, and that the Government’s first quarter fiscal update offers an opportunity to refine its budget plan. […]