Moving to Canada as a Freelancer

So you finally did it; you've taken the plunge. You quit your dead-end desk job and set out on your own. No more incompetent office managers breathing down your neck, no more back-stabbing coworkers trying to take credit for your hard work. At last, you're the boss, and you're doing things your way. Maybe [...]

Economic Mobility: Moving to Canada as an Entrepreneur or Skilled Worker

For entrepreneurs moving to Canada and Canadian businesses wanting to bring skilled labor into the country, the opportunities have never been greater. As the country ramps up its immigration numbers, policy makers are finding more and more ways to lure skilled workers, attract foreign investment, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. The following article will [...]

Relocating for an International Assignment: A few things to consider

Maybe you’re just getting a foot in the door, or maybe you’re taking a big step up the company ladder. Either way, relocating for an International Assignment can be one of the biggest career moves in your life, quite literally. Moving to another country will not only open new possibilities for your career, but [...]

5-à-7 in Québec

The working and social culture here in Canada may be different to what you're used to, and there are a lot of things to know about it. One cornerstone of Québec working life is the “5-à-7”, which you will be sure to want to find out more about! After a long day at work, [...]

Visas for Business Relocation to Canada

If you are interested in business relocation to Canada, it is important to be informed about the different types of visas for business relocation so that you can apply through the program that is right for you. While visa programs can be confusing, the information below covers the basic requirements for a number of [...]

Do taxes yourself

Once a year, you have to fill in an income tax return for the government. It is an obligation as a worker in Canada, whatever your status is. At each payroll that you receive, the government automatically deducts taxes and when you send your tax return, a certain amount of these taxes will be [...]

Economic context in Toronto

If you want to settle in Toronto to develop your professional skills, you will feel right at home! It is the economic engine of this country and has a population of about 6 million inhabitants. The economic area of Toronto is very strong and has historically shown consistent signs of growth. The Financial sector: [...]

Taxes in Canada

You may find Canada's laws regarding taxes on products and services very different when compared to European countries. The first thing to note is that taxes are set from province to province, so the amounts and quantity of these taxes will vary across the country.  Several are of course the same all across the [...]

At Work in Canada: Tips for the Professional Integration of Expat Managers

Relocating to Canada as a manager may require some adjustment on your part, especially if you come from outside the Anglo-Saxon world. Professional relationships in Canada, much like any other type of social interaction, are solidly grounded on the principles of non-confrontation and non-discrimination. The “politically correct” must be your guideline at all times. [...]

Canada Ranks #3 in Legatum Prosperity Index 2013

The Legatum Prosperity IndexTM 2013 is out, and Canada ranks 3rd in the world for its overall prosperity, right behind Norway and Switzerland. The country’s ranking leaped from 6th to 3rd in just one year, thus confirming its position as the leader of the Americas region. For five years now, the Legatum Institute has [...]

Load More Posts