MB COVID-19 Assistance Update and Deadlines

The following is a reminder of some important COVID support programs, deadlines and reporting obligations to be aware of. Generally, all assistance from the government is taxable in the period received. 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy This program relates to wages paid in respect of the period March 18 to June 29, 2020. You can access […]

read more

Canada Emergency Business Account Update December 8, 2020

As part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal government previously implemented the Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”). This program is intended to help small businesses cover costs that cannot be deferred or avoided. Under the pre-existing CEBA program, the government will guarantee interest-free loans of up to $40,000. Where 75% of the […]

read more

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Bill C-9 received Royal Assent on November 19, 2020 and the CRA Portal is now open. The rules governing the CERS assistance program are found in the Income Tax Act. CERS is intended to replace the Canada Emergency Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) which was a stand-alone COVID-19 legislation in the form of a forgivable loan to […]

read more

Email Productivity Tricks You Need to Know

Did you know that the average professional spends 28% of their workday – or roughly 2.6 hours – reading and answering email? It can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention costly, when a tool that’s meant to improve productivity turns into a time management hurdle. While you can’t add more hours to your daily schedule, […]

read more

5 Key Factors in Determining Whether to Give an Employee a Raise

Good employees expect and deserve to be rewarded financially from time to time. While many companies opt for the traditional, inflation-matching annual raise, there are a lot of great reasons to expand that approach and compensate your staff based on merit. Not only will giving raises when and where they’re earned increase your appeal as […]

read more

Letting an Employee Go – 8 Tips for New Managers

Letting an employee go is rarely a pleasant experience, but it can be especially difficult when you’re a new manager. Not only can dismissing a member of your team upset their income, career, and emotional wellbeing, it may impact the workflow and morale of your remaining employees. These 8 tips will help you navigate the […]

read more