There are hundreds of thousands of people working in Canada today as independent contractors. Many companies operating in Canada rely heavily on contractors as part of their workforce. While being self-employed comes with many benefits, it also carries many risks. Recent legislation in Alberta and Ontario has increased the scrutiny placed on employers and their contractors. As government regulation increases, it can become more difficult for independent contractors and employers of independent contractors to maintain their relationships. One Calgary company is addressing this issue and offering contractors and employers a simple solution to what can often be a tricky balance of legal compliance, business flexibility, and worker needs. This article discusses the state of contractors in Canada and what Professional Contractor Solutions Incorporated (PCSI) is doing to protect the contractor model in Canada.
By Daniel C. Randell
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