Canadian Federation of Independent Business

About CFIB

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members across every sector and region. CFIB is dedicated to increasing business owners’ chances of success by driving policy change at all levels of government, providing expert advice and tools, and negotiating exclusive savings. Learn more at cfib.ca.

Contact Information:
Milena Stanoeva
T: 416-222-8022 ext. 2224
[email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CFIB/
Twitter: @cfib

Latest

Jul 08, 2020, 07:00 ET Small businesses hope fiscal update will bring retooling of critical federal support measures

TORONTO, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - In advance of today's federal fiscal update, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has shared a list of measures small businesses need to recover from...


Jul 07, 2020, 09:15 ET #SmallBusinessEveryDay dashboard points to long, slow recovery, half say it will take at least six months to get back to profitability

Customer support remains critical to small businesses' survival TORONTO, July 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Three key indicators of small business recovery have not moved much since last week after showing slight...


Jun 30, 2020, 09:12 ET Small business recovery still in worrying territory but nudging in right direction, #SmallBusinessEveryDay continues with special Canada Day challenges

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)'s weekly small business recovery dashboard saw a slight improvement since its launch last week as part of the...


Jun 29, 2020, 07:00 ET Battered small businesses need help with two looming bills: Months of deferred GST/HST payments due tomorrow, rent due Wednesday

TORONTO, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - GST/HST payments that had been deferred to June 30th are coming due tomorrow and many small businesses are worried that costly penalties and interest will start...


Jun 25, 2020, 07:00 ET #SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign launched to emphasize customers are critical to business survival

Almost half of Canadians know a business that has closed permanently due to COVID-19, 8 out of 10 say they wish they could do more TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - With seven out of ten business owners ...


Jun 16, 2020, 07:00 ET Half of small businesses now fully open: New Brunswick is Canada's most open province; Ontario is most closed

TORONTO, June 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Half of small businesses are now fully open, but sales remain low, finds a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Only 17 per cent...


Jun 10, 2020, 07:00 ET Getting Canadians back to work will require significant changes to wage subsidy and CERB programs

TORONTO, June 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Small business owners are eager to get back to work, but face significant barriers hiring or recalling staff, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business...


Jun 08, 2020, 07:00 ET 44 per cent of small firms now fully open, but only 15 per cent have seen sales return to normal

TORONTO, June 8, 2020 /CNW/ - 44 per cent of Canada's small businesses are now fully open, up from 38 per cent two weeks ago, finds a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business...


Jun 05, 2020, 07:00 ET Small business debt load tops $150,000: Recovery will be impeded if more financing is not made available

CFIB calls on government to increase CEBA loan amount and forgivable portion OTTAWA, June 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Small business owners are taking on large debt loads and dipping into personal savings to...


Jun 01, 2020, 08:00 ET Governments still missing the mark on small business rent relief, challenges with CECRA leave too many without desperately needed help

Critical to fix this fast as 12 per cent of businesses consider bankruptcy/winding down TORONTO, June 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Anxiety for many small businesses remains high as they head into a third month of ...


May 26, 2020, 08:00 ET 38 per cent of Canada's small businesses now fully open; more than half open in New Brunswick, PEI and Saskatchewan

TORONTO, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ - The share of businesses that are fully open continued to rise this week, with 38 per cent of small firms reporting they are fully open in the latest survey by the...


May 22, 2020, 08:00 ET Farmers still require urgent help amid supply chain interruptions, labour shortages and mounting costs

Only 29 per cent of farmers say the $252M relief package will be helpful REGINA, May 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's food producers are urgently asking for more help from the government amid supply chain...


May 21, 2020, 07:00 ET 50 per cent more small businesses now fully open as provincial restrictions lift: Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick lead the way

TORONTO, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ - The share of businesses that are fully open has begun to rise as provinces restart their economies, according to the latest survey by the Canadian Federation of...


May 20, 2020, 07:00 ET Rent relief major missing piece for small business survival, options beyond CECRA needed for worried business owners

Half of business owners can't make June rent without further help, 20 per cent fear eviction TORONTO, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Half of small businesses are not able to pay June rent without further help...


May 19, 2020, 12:06 ET CFIB statement on Canada Emergency Business Account eligibility expansion

TORONTO, May 19, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today's announcement that the federal government will expand the eligibility criteria for the Canada...


May 15, 2020, 12:27 ET CFIB statement on details of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extension

TORONTO, May 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is very pleased with today's announcement by the federal government that it will extend the Canada Emergency Wage...


May 13, 2020, 14:24 ET CFIB statement on Regional Relief and Recovery Fund details

TORONTO, May 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today's announcement of funding for Canada's six regional economic development agencies to help small...


May 13, 2020, 08:00 ET Rent relief becoming make-or-break for many businesses, majority say more help needed

CECRA money should go straight to tenants if landlord doesn't apply; provinces urged (again) to put in place temporary commercial rent protection; CEBA expansion could help TORONTO, May 13, 2020...


May 08, 2020, 12:53 ET CFIB Statement on the Extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Support (CEWS) Program

TORONTO, May 8, 2020 /CNW/ - CFIB applauds today's announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the federal government will extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program which is set...


May 08, 2020, 08:00 ET Social distancing, customer safety and access to PPE top list of practical small business concerns as provinces start reopening

TORONTO, May 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Small business owners say that managing social distancing (64 per cent), keeping up with cleaning (55 per cent), making customers feel comfortable (53 per cent), knowing...


May 05, 2020, 07:00 ET Canada Emergency Business Account access should be expanded and programs extended as emergency phase continues

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Cash flow and mounting debt are among the biggest worries small businesses have related to COVID-19, finds a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business ...


May 04, 2020, 09:18 ET CFIB statement on reopening the economy

TORONTO, May 4, 2020 /CNW/ - CFIB welcomes the careful, phased approach to the reopening of the economy which began today in several provinces. For background, 80 per cent of small firms are closed...


Apr 30, 2020, 08:00 ET May rent still feeling scary for commercial tenants

Only one in ten commercial tenants who need help qualify for CECRA and believe landlord will participate; Provincial help overdue TORONTO, April 30, 2020 /CNW/ - With May rent due tomorrow, small...


Apr 29, 2020, 06:00 ET Business Barometer®: End of April brings some improvement in small business sentiment

TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Small business confidence took some steps in the right direction at the end of April, gaining almost 9 index points since the beginning of the month to 46.4 on the...


Apr 27, 2020, 07:00 ET More than half of small firms to apply for help from the federal wage subsidy, but it is too late for some, confusing for others

TORONTO, April 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy open today and more than half of small firms with employees say they will apply, finds a new survey by the Canadian...