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Estate Planning for Young Families

Estate Planning for Young Families

Having a family is a blessing and can also bring a lot of worry. A lot of this worry can stem from not being prepared for a disaster like if something were to happen to you or your spouse. We've put together an infographic checklist that can help...

Estate Freeze

Estate Freeze

In 2015, CIBC conducted a poll to see how many Canadian business owners had a business transition plan. Almost half of them didn't have one.No business owner likes to think about handing over their business they've built from the ground up. But the...

Defined Contribution vs. Benefit Pension Plan for Employees

Defined Contribution vs. Benefit Pension Plan for Employees

The Key Differences Between a Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension PlanAs an employer, you may be thinking about offering your employees a pension plan. If so, you have two main options: a defined benefit pension plan and a defined...

Federal Budget 2021 Highlights

Federal Budget 2021 Highlights

On April 19, 2021, the Federal Government released their 2021 budget. We have broken down the highlights of the financial measures in this budget into three different sections:Business OwnersPersonal Tax ChangesSupplementary HighlightsBusiness...

What’s new for the 2021 tax-filing season?

What’s new for the 2021 tax-filing season?

Tax season is upon us once again. But since 2020 was a year like no other, the 2021 tax-filing season will also be different. Both how we worked and where we worked changed for a lot of us in 2020.Some Canadians got to work from home for the first...

Group Insurance vs Individual Life Insurance

Group Insurance vs Individual Life Insurance

Group Insurance vs Individual Life Insurance“I already have life insurance from work, so why do I need to get it personally?” or “Work has got me covered, I don’t need it.”While it’s great to have group coverage from your employer or association,...

Extended COVID-19 Federal Emergency Benefits

Extended COVID-19 Federal Emergency Benefits

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an extension to several of the COVD-19 federal emergency benefits.  The goal of this extension is to support Canadians who are still being financially impacted by the...