There has been an increase to the Ontario Employer Health Tax exemption for 2020 from $490,000 to $1 million due to COVID-19.
The Canadian government released a $27 Billion economic support response plan against COVID-19. Mentor Works breaks down what this means for your business.
Ontario small businesses can access corporate tax relief under the Ontario Job Creation Investment Incentive. Read more about its available offerings.
The Canadian manufacturing industry has reasons to be cautious, yet optimistic in the short-term future. In February 2016, the industry’s contribution to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 1.5%, yet as a whole, industry sales dropped by 1.6%. As the Canadian business landscape changes, manufacturing executives must understand how
Provinces and territories are working with the Canadian government to develop a low-carbon economy. The federal government’s current strategy is to let provinces develop a plan for how they will achieve individualized carbon-reduction goals. This regional approach, as opposed to a ‘one size fits all’ model helps provinces develop a
There are a vast selection of government grants, loans, and tax incentives that manufacturers can use to reduce project expenses. Whether Ontario manufacturers invest in hiring and training projects, research and development, business/market expansion, or are improving their productivity through technology adoption, Ontario government grants are available to reduce the
The Globe and Mail recently reported on a shifting trend in Canadian government funding: changing rules to the popular Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program have resulted in declining claims. According to the Globe and Mail, SR&ED payouts have reduced by over $1 billion since 2008. At
Co-operative education options at Canadian colleges and universities are on the rise; this is good news for both students and employers. Many Canadian post-secondary institutions have a wide range of co-op programs that support a variety of industries. In fact, the University of Waterloo offers the world’s largest co-op program,
Since 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been working closely with several stakeholder associations in an effort to improve service to Canadians and cut red tape for small business owners across the nation. Stakeholders involved in the process include the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the Canadian Chamber
As the summer approaches, many businesses are currently in search of seasonal student labour to help manage their increases in market demand. The Canadian Government has offered several wage subsidies and tax incentives to encourage employers to hire students that would be planning to return to school in the fall.