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September 13, 2018
2019 Employment Insurance Premium Rate Change

With Canadian unemployment near a 40-year low, the Minister of Finance just announced the lowest EI premium rate since 1980. In 2019, the employee EI premium will be $1.62 per $100 of insurable earnings, which is a decrease of 4 cents from the current rate. For the majority of Canadian workers, this will be the lowest rate ... Read More

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April 13, 2018
2018 Call for Canada-Israel R&D Projects

The Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) stimulates collaborative research and development between private sector companies in both countries, with a focus on the commercialization of new technologies. The CIIRDF announced the launch of a new Call for Proposals (CFP) for bilateral R&D pr... Read More

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January 8, 2018
Lifetime capital gains exemption increased as of January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the lifetime capital gains exemption will increase to $848,252. As a result, every Canadian resident individual who disposes of qualifying small business corporation shares in 2018 can shelter up to $848,252 in capital gains on those shares from tax. A full list of all indexation increases ca... Read More

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January 4, 2018
Buddybuild acquired by Apple’s Xcode engineering group

Vancouver-based Buddybuild, creator of app development tools, has been acquired by Apple’s Xcode engineering group. “We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community,” said a blog post from Buddybuild. ... Read More

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December 14, 2017
Revised Tax Legislation Released December 13, 2017

Just in time for an effective date of January 1, 2018, the Department of Finance released revised legislation on December 13, 2017 to address "income sprinkling". This was one of the four areas targeted in the July 2017 release of sweeping tax changes that garnered so much public attention. We have previously written about ... Read More

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