Joseph Barnsley

Joseph Barnsley

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Doing Business in Canada: Immigration Restrictions

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS - This section provides a general overview of immigration solutions for foreigners entering Canada as business visitors or temporary workers, including basic information about the visa...more

7/25/2014 - Canada Immigrants International Labor Laws Temporary Employees Visas

Doing Business in Canada: Employment Law

EMPLOYMENT LAW - THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP - There are many different types of relationships which businesses can have with the people and corporations who perform services for the business, including but not...more

7/22/2014 - Canada Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Partnerships

Doing Business in Canada: Investment Incentives

INVESTMENT INCENTIVES - Generally, Canadian companies are expected to be self-supporting, but for companies involved in export development, there are several types of investment incentive programs which are designed to...more

7/17/2014 - Business Formation Canada Exports Foreign Investment Incentives Municipalities Shareholders Tax Credits Venture Capital

Doing Business in Canada: Marketing & Labeling Legislation

MARKETING & LABELING LEGISLATION - In Canada, the federal Competition Act prohibits certain marketing activities, which include: • Resale price maintenance • Predatory pricing • Price discrimination •...more

7/15/2014 - Canada Competition Act Labeling Marketing Proposed Legislation

Doing Business in Canada: Privacy

Canada has enacted generally applicable privacy laws that govern most private sector activities. Each province and the federal government also have privacy and freedom of information legislation that governs government...more

7/10/2014 - Canada International Labor Laws Jurisdiction PIPEDA Privacy Laws

Doing Business in Canada: E-Commerce

E-COMMERCE - Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more

7/8/2014 - Acquisitions Banks Canada Choice of Entity Corporate Taxes Currency Exchange Distributors Economic Development Foreign Investment Internet Joint Venture Jurisdiction Mergers NAFTA Regulation Repatriation

Doing Business in Canada: Intellectual Property Protection

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION - Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is...more

7/3/2014 - Banking Sector Canada Copyright Employment Policies Energy Policy Environmental Policies Foreign Corporations Foreign Investment Healthcare Industrial Design Patents Tax Incentives Trademarks

Doing Business in Canada: Environmental Law

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW - Over the last decade, there has been increasing awareness and concern at local, national and international levels in relation to the effects that human activities have on the environment. In...more

7/1/2014 - Canada Environmental Policies Federal Jurisdiction Regulatory Standards

Doing Business in Canada: Foreign Investment & Mergers

INVESTMENT CANADA ACT - Non-Canadians who acquire control of an existing Canadian business or who wish to establish a new unrelated Canadian business are subject to the federal Investment Canada Act (ICA). In either...more

6/26/2014 - Canada Investment Canada Act Investment Opportunities Notice Requirements

Doing Business in Canada: Taxes & Duties

SALES AND TRANSFER TAXES: GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Canada has a 5% value-added tax imposed on goods and services called the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST is applied to each transaction in the production and...more

6/24/2014 - Canada GST Sales & Use Tax Transfer Taxes

Doing Business in Canada: Securities Regulation

SECURITIES REGULATION - The principal stated purpose of Canadian securities legislation is to preserve the integrity of capital markets and to protect the investing public. In Canada, there is not yet federal...more

6/20/2014 - Canada Capital Markets Foreign Investment Regulation Securities

Doing Business in Canada: Forms of Business Organization

The first issue facing foreigners setting up a business in Canada is the type of entity which should be used to operate the business. Among the most commonly used are: • Canadian corporations • Unlimited liability...more

6/17/2014 - Canada Foreign Corporations Franchises International Labor Laws

Doing Business in Canada: Language Requirements

FEDERAL LAWS - English and French are the official languages of Canada. The Constitution of Canada and the Official Languages Act guarantee that English and French have equality status and equal rights and privileges...more

6/12/2014 - Canada Employee Rights International Labor Laws Native Language

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