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Labour inspectors coming with “education first” enforcement plan

Starting this week, provincial offences officers will visit stores, gyms, and personal care businesses in regions opening into Grey, Red and Orange zones. The officers will conduct inspections, but their focus will be on educating business owners about their health and safety obligations as businesses reopen to in-store customers.

The Ministry has created following resources to help you safely reopen:

Latest update on COVID and reopening

Make sure you’re up to speed on the latest government announcements on reopening and the rules for your region!

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CEBA application deadline on the horizon

The deadline for CEBA and the CEBA extension is March 31, 2021. If your business could use up to $60,000 (with up to $20,000 as a forgivable grant) now is the time to apply.

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More details on CEWS, CERS still coming

If you’re wondering whether the federal wage and rent subsidies will change soon, you’re not alone. The current claim periods end on March 13 – which means the subsidy levels might change in the coming weeks. The government hasn’t announced the new levels yet, but when they do, we’ll let you know. Until then, here’s the latest information:

CEWS         CERS

We’re fighting for fairer business transfers – add your voice!

A constant headache for business owners has been the high tax bill you incur when selling your business to a family member. Now, after years of pressure from CFIB, a bill to fix this inequity is making its way through the House of Commons. Here’s how you can help.

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Nervous about tax season? Reduce your stress with the right insurance

No matter how careful you are on your taxes, an audit can be scary. With Northbridge Insurance’s Legal Expensive Insurance – complementary for CFIB members – you can rest easy, knowing that if something goes wrong, your coverage can help with fees from accountants, lawyers and more.

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Free course on tackling prejudice

Looking to learn beyond Black History Month? Vubiz has a new course called "Let's Talk About Racism" which will help you have well-informed conversations about anti-Black racism and equip you with the information and actions to fight racial injustice.

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Female business owners: apply now for grants and coaching!

Visa has partnered with IFundWomen to provide ten $10,000 grants and access to a year of business coaching to female entrepreneurs across Canada. Learn more and apply today!

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Federal Budget 2021: What small business needs

With COVID and lockdowns still hurting businesses across the country, the federal government needs to prioritize your recovery. Here’s how we’re pushing them to help your business in the upcoming budget.

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Making your voice heard through CFIB’s Surveys

Every month, CFIB is sending you a new survey so we can see how your business is coping with the pandemic, the issues that matter most to you and the support you need to get through this. 

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Ontario E-News, February 2021

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