On Monday, StatsCan posted a new study: The year in review in manufacturing. According to this study, manufacturing sales increased 8.9% from 2009, to a total of $529.8 billion. While this is the largest single annual increase since 2000, it… Read more »

Canadian Companies and Social Responsibility

Today, Macleans posted two articles that I found highly interesting. The first was Canada the good?, a look at why Canada is ranked very low on having socially responsible companies. The second article, Top 50 socially responsible corporations, takes a… Read more »

April’s Labour Force Survey

On Friday, StatsCan released the results of April’s Labour Force Survey, and after two months where we have seen very little change, employment rose by 58,000. While most of the employment was seen in part time, this has helped result… Read more »

When does SR&ED start to happen?

A misconception often made with the SR&ED program is that a company can claim a full business project, instead of just the SR&ED activities that happen within the business project. The SR&ED program looks at activities where you have come… Read more »

Toronto’s ICT Report

The City of Toronto recently released an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Report, which takes a look at a number of items regarding investing in business in Toronto – including the state of Research and Development in Toronto. While the… Read more »

Budget 2011

Yesterday saw one of the more important annual events in relating to the Canadian economy – the announcement of the budget for the upcoming year. While (at the time of writing this) it is still left to be seen whether… Read more »

10 Quick Tips to Reduce Expenses

Shop around for the best prices. The service provider that you have always used, or the product that you have always purchased, may not be the most cost effective one out there. There are times when you can find something… Read more »