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Payroll Rules for Remembrance Day
November 9, 2016
Remembrance Day is considered a federal statutory holiday that is observed across Canada with exception to Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Ontario and Quebec.
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Celebrate small business!
October 26, 2016
October 16 - 22, 2016 marked BDC Small Business Week across Canada. The Blue Canvas team was an active participant in two...
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5 steps to cancelling payroll services and switching to new provider
October 19, 2016
So you have made the decision to switch payroll providers! While it may seem overwhelming, this should be a positive experience...
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How safe and secure is your payroll data?
September 21, 2016
Payroll processing is complex and requires a high level of security, regardless of whether your organization...
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Happy National Payroll Week
September 13, 2016
Blue Canvas is excited to be sponsoring this CPA event for the first time. Let's get famous in the back office...
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Switching your payroll and onboarding made easy & pain-free!
August 11, 2016
The perception that it is too painful and time consuming to change payroll providers is all too common. Even ...
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Miscalculations, late remittances, and CRA penalties...oh my!: Reasons to outsource your payroll - Part 2
July 28, 2016
In the last blog post, we covered at what point do the size and how busy an organization becomes are...
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Why should I outsource payroll?
July 21, 2016
My organization is not big enough to outsource payroll. I'll wait till we've grown. We often hear this from small ...
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Thanks Canadian Payroll Association!
July 5, 2016
On June 16, Blue Canvas attended the 34th Annual Conference & Trade Show at Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta ...
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CPP rules for employees 60+
June 29, 2016
Increasingly we are seeing Canadians working well into their 60's, 70's and even into their 80's as some say they ...
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Your Payroll New Year Resolutions
January 12, 2016
Happy New Year! Welcoming in a new year is a good time to make a new start in many ...
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Top 5 Tips to Prep for Year-End
December 18, 2015
Well, it's that time of year - end of the calendar year. Whether or not your organization year-end is ...
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Hitting the mark!
December 4, 2015
As we progress into the year, more and more employees will discover their paycheques getting a little bigger. If ...
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Nov, 11th is Remembrance Day
November 6, 2015
As you probably know, next Wednesday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day. If you are a Manitoba business owner, ...
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Navigating the TD1
August 28, 2015
Whether or not you recall, you probably had to fill out the TD1 form when you started your job. Most ...
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Can students collect EI? It depends ...
August 13, 2015
Very recently, Blue Canvas was asked by a 20-something year old whether she would be eligible to collect EI upon ...
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Child Care Benefits and Taxes
July 28, 2015
There was much buzz last Monday when the Government of Canada issued $3 billion in Enhanced and Universal Child Care ...
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Giving Notice
July 21, 2015
Most of us will work for more than one employer throughout our lifetime. In fact, changing employers many times in ...
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Is The Taxman coming to your party?
July 14, 2015
Depending on the t ype of workplace award or gift and the amount, there may be (and very unfortunately) tax consequences ...
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The Value of Reports
July 8, 2015
Recently, Blue Canvas staff had the opportunity to meet with a new client who shared how their current payroll provider's ...
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Bonus Timing Strategies
June 30, 2015
DId you know that there is a strategic time for a company to pay bonuses? In Manitoba, the ...
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Debut at 2015 CPA MB Conference
June 22, 2015
On June 16 & 17, Blue Canvas was proud to exhibit a booth at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba ...
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Deadline for Bonus Accruals
June 11, 2015
There are many businesses that make a practice of declaring bonuses at the end of the their fiscal year end in ...
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Part Time Workers - Beware!
June 2, 2015
On more than one occasion, I've been approached by college aged kids wanting to know why they had to pay ...
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Do you have a Ghost Employee?
May 26, 2015
A ghost employee is someone who is put on the payroll but who is not really an employee. This ghost can…
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Saving Money on Payroll
May 19, 2015
Blue Canvas is ALWAYS on the lookout to help our clients save money - especially when it comes to payroll....
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How do I choose a Payroll Provider?
May 12, 2015
Many small and medium sized businesses are still processing their own payroll and going through the pain each pay period....
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