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Ontario lifts more capacity restrictions

On October 25th, the Ontario government lifted capacity restrictions on restaurants, gyms, and recreational fitness businesses. The government also created an “opt-in” to vaccine passports to allow for more businesses to get back to full capacity. Catch up on the latest and what it means for your business.

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Digital proof of vaccination (QR codes) is now available in Ontario

Catch up on what your business needs to know about Ontario’s vaccine passport rules, including where to download the new Verify Ontario app and your personal QR code.

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Don't leave money on the table: The Hiring Recovery program covers more than new hires

Did you know the Canada Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) isn’t just for businesses with new employees? If your total payroll is higher now than it was in March/April 2021 and your business has experienced a revenue loss of at least 10%, you may be able to subsidize that increased amount. We have the information to help you access the funding.

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Is your business experiencing labour shortages? Best practices might help you find the right hire

Labour shortages aren’t just a news story; they’re impacting businesses all across Canada. Presenting your business through best hiring practices may help you attract the talent you’re looking for. Learn new ways to advertise jobs or how to present a job description that’s engaging.

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New federal business support programs

Making sense  of new Federal Government Support Programs

CFIB’s perspective
The federal government raised the bar so high with the changes to small business COVID support programs, they’re now out of reach for many struggling businesses.

CFIB president, Dan Kelly, analyzes the changes and the impacts on small business in this YYC Business interview.

Details as we know them

The federal government’s announcement last week about the reduced COVID support programs lacked some important details and put many businesses into a tailspin. We’ve gathered the information available into one place to help you see what’s happening.

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No changes to CEBA or new business support

For months now, we’ve been pushing hard to get the government to reopen the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program and allow new businesses to access all federal support programs. In particular, we’ve asked for additional CEBA funding and an extension to the current repayment deadline to December 31, 2024. So far, this has not happened. We will, however, continue to push for these important changes.


If you think the government has dropped the ball, make your voice heard.
Sign the petition urging government to create better supports for small business.

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Ontario’s Business Registry goes digital

Ontario has launched the online Ontario Business Registry. You can now complete several business transactions online, including registering, incorporating, and updating business information.

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Save 40% on payroll with Payworks

Need an easier payroll solution? Let Payworks do the heavy lifting! As a CFIB member, you can get 40% off Payworks’ products! Plus, for no extra charge, members also get records of employment and employee access to pay statements and tax forms.

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Thinking of selling online? Start with the right domain name

The domain name you choose affects how easily prospective customers and search engines find you. And choosing a domain name is only the first step. Put your best foot forward with these tips from CFIB.

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Are you overpaying for phone or internet?

With SelectCom, you can get small business-friendly pricing and services tailored to your needs. Plus, as a CFIB member, there is no term contract or installation fees!

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