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The Current Status of Apprenticeship Credits for Ontario Employers

In November of 2017, the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit—a refundable provincial tax credit based on salaries and wages paid to apprentices—was eliminated for any apprenticeship contract registered after November 14, 2017. At the time, it was announced that this credit would be replaced by the Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE). However, the Ontario Government […]

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Is your company eligible for increased SR&ED tax credits?

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program was created to encourage Canadian innovation by providing tax incentives to conduct business research and development in Canada.All eligible businesses can earn a non-refundable investment tax credit (ITC) at the basic rate of 15% on qualified SR&ED expenditures. The program offers additional support to Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs)—with a refundable […]

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Do recent changes to the Employment Standards Act impact your business?

On April 3rd, the Ontario government passed ‘Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019’. Schedule 9 of the Bill makes amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) that should be noted by employers: Employment Standards Posters As an employer, you are no longer required to display the Employment Standards in Ontario poster in your […]

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Using Technology to Improve Collaboration and Communication

Whether or not employees perform well as a team is crucial to the success of any business. With the rising prevalence of satellite offices, remote workers and flexible work hours, the ability of people and teams to productively communicate and collaborate has become increasingly important, and increasingly challenging. Business owners need to find and implement […]

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