With spring in full swing, and the real estate market at a peak of activity, Canadians are qualifying for mortgages in droves. If you get a mortgage, you’ll want to protect yourself with insurance – either mortgage life insurance or personal life insurance. But which is the better option? Although mortgage life insurance might seem […]
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RRSP Season is Here!
RRSP’s are one of the single best long-term savings vehicles available to you. They boast big tax advantages by allowing you to deduct your contributions from your income and can generate a healthy tax return in the process! Don’t miss out on maximizing these advantages! Your annual RRSP contribution limit is 18% of your prior […]
Harness the power of a TFSA
A Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a registered investment account that lets your earnings grow tax-free. Invest for any goal – from a new car, to a renovation, to supplementing your retirement income– and never pay tax on withdrawals. An excellent complement to an RRSP, a TFSA is an important part of every financial […]
What is an Infectious Disease Emergency Leave?
Covid19 continues to pose questions for employers and HR leaders on how to manage employee leaves and absences related to the disease. In response to this new normal, Ontario made changes to the Employment Standards Act(ESA) to better address the impact on a business and its employees due to Covid19. The government introduced amendments to […]
Why is “inflation” a bad word for your investment portfolio?
Throughout the financial press, so-called experts are warning of the return of inflation. Should we be worried? Nobody likes rising prices for their everyday expenditures. But if the companies you’ve invested in are able to charge higher prices, shouldn’t that mean more profit and rising stock prices for your portfolio? We are still in the […]
Vaccine-related guidance for employers planning a return to work
With kids returning to class in September and an increasing number of large employers announcing a requirement for employees returning to work to be fully vaccinated, smaller employers are starting to contemplate what a return to the workplace might look like in the fall. Unfortunately, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act has not been updated and the […]
What’s your investment portfolio’s ESG score?
Portfolio managers around the world are asking themselves the same question. ESG – environmental, social, governance. The fathers of capitalism definitely did not include these three words in the first business textbook. It seems counter-intuitive that returns can be maximized if you run a business that is not only profitable, but also minimally impacts the […]
Private virtual health care can support your team’s wellness
What is virtual health care? Virtual health care includes any option where the patient does not have to travel to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital to receive medical treatment, advice or diagnosis. Some health care practitioners provide virtual care over the phone, while others use video chats or text messages to communicate with patients. […]
Ontario Legislates Paid Sick-leave Related to Covid-19
To remove some of the financial burden of staying home with Covid19 symptoms or taking time off to get tested, the Ontario government has passed legislation to provide paid sick-leave to those workers that don’t already have a program in place with their employer. While the federal government does offer the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit […]