Canadian Contractor


August 11, 2017 Voice

The Profit Series Part 1: Why Profit?

by Mike Draper

Profit is not a dirty word. You need to understand what it is, what it means and why you need to make lots of it.

December 20, 2013 Voice

Contractors beware: Banks’ line of credit insurance may not pay out on your death

by Alec Caldwell

Two recent stories in the media detailed how benefits were denied by TD Canada Trust on line of credit insurance programs

December 20, 2013 Voice

Contractors beware: Banks' line of credit insurance may not pay out on your death

by Alec Caldwell

Two recent stories in the media detailed how benefits were denied by TD Canada Trust on line of credit insurance programs

November 22, 2013 Voice

Too many Ontario contractors, forced into WSIB, have cancelled their own insurance

by Alec Caldwell

Even if you are now faced with mandatory WSIB fees for the first time in your career, you should remember that WSIB does not cover you for illnesses and accidents off the jobsite.

August 28, 2013 Voice

What's safer to ride: A one wheel or a two wheel bike?

by Alec Caldwell

If you’ve cancelled your 24 hour sickness and accident insurance policies because you’ve been forced to pay a lot more for Ontario WSIB, you are now riding a one- or two-wheel bike, instead of having the stability of being in a four-wheel truck. As a contractor, you need to think about the risk(s) you are exposing yourself to with inadequate insurance!

August 28, 2013 Voice

What’s safer to ride: A one wheel or a two wheel bike?

by Alec Caldwell

If you’ve cancelled your 24 hour sickness and accident insurance policies because you’ve been forced to pay a lot more for Ontario WSIB, you are now riding a one- or two-wheel bike, instead of having the stability of being in a four-wheel truck. As a contractor, you need to think about the risk(s) you are exposing yourself to with inadequate insurance!

August 20, 2013 Voice

Contractors beware: Mortgage insurance claims can be denied

by Alec Caldwell

CBC’s consumer protection show Marketplace recently ran an episode about how some mortgage insurance plans will not pay out in certain circumstances that many purchasers are unaware of.