Canadian Contractor


May 12, 2014 News

London, Ont. family construction firm gets a scare from the WSIB on dividends

by Steve Payne

Bonnie Hardy expressed relief that her London, Ont. firm’s dividends paid to her family would not, finally, be liable for WSIB premiums – after being warned by an auditor that they would be

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

December 17, 2012 Voice

The unexpected ripple effect of mandatory WSIB in Ontario

by Alec Caldwell

In a few weeks, Ontario’s WSIB mandatory coverage will be extended to self-employed sole proprietors, partners in partnerships and officers of corporations in the construction industry. Contractors who are carrying independently-purchased disability insurance need to take a close look at how their own coverage dovetails, or conflicts, with that of the WSIB. If you don’t, you might find that you are wasting money and not getting the coverage you need.

March 30, 2012 Voice

Ontario WSIB truth

by Robert Koci

In Ontario, you don’t have to be WSIB covered if…

March 7, 2012 Voice

How can you compete against this?

by Alec Caldwell

You run a professional business. With the overheads you have, how on earth do you compete?