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Is Ubisoft Hurting Canadian Tech Businesses?

National Post, a Canadian newspaper, as well as La Press, Montreal based French newspaper, recently published an op-ed piece about why they think Ubisoft is taking away talent from other tech firms across Canada. Here is a short summary. Ubisoft has generated over $2.6 billion dollars in revenues last year, and is currently employing over … Continue reading Is Ubisoft Hurting Canadian Tech Businesses?

New NAFTA increases online shopping duty free for Canadians

After months of negotiations Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have finally come to an agreement and there is much to be celebrated about this new deal when it comes to Canadian online shopping. Canadian online shoppers will be pleased that now they will be able to ship more goods into Canada without paying duties as … Continue reading New NAFTA increases online shopping duty free for Canadians

Canada’s Tech Going Down South

Brain Drain - here we are again. Just like in the 1990s - early 2000s, when living was easy south of the border in California with its nice weather year around, the exchange rate US Canadian dollar is extra 35% top up, salaries are double what you make home (in Toronto at least, more than … Continue reading Canada’s Tech Going Down South

Why Online Shopping in Canada Is So Expensive

Welcome to Canada, where everything costs 15-25% more expensive than same product south of the border in the US. Most of things you want to buy in Canada will most likely cost much less in the US. Why not shop in the US and get it shipped to Canada you say? Well, that is because … Continue reading Why Online Shopping in Canada Is So Expensive

Netflix To Set The Record Straight on Canada

After facing some bad publicity in Canada, Netflix went full force to "set the record straight" on their investment into Canada. In case you missed it Netflix has agreed to $500m investment over next 5 years into Canada. Also Province of Quebec decided that they will charge taxes on Netflix whether it has offices in … Continue reading Netflix To Set The Record Straight on Canada

Canadian Government Decided They No Longer Need Small Businesses

How do you know the Liberals are running the country? It is for some reason they have decided they no longer need small businesses. Finance Minister Bill Morneau have announced some crucial tax overhaul changes in 50 years. To make a long story short (if you do not have time to read below) here is … Continue reading Canadian Government Decided They No Longer Need Small Businesses

Quebec is the most taxed province in Canada; expect to pay $10k more in taxes on senior developer salary

UPDATE 1: Some people have disagreed with salary #s indicated in this article for Montreal market, instead of including one $, we have updated it to provide a range. Please note all salary #s are with bonuses included. We love how beautiful Montreal is in the summer, the European charm, the Old Montreal streets, so … Continue reading Quebec is the most taxed province in Canada; expect to pay $10k more in taxes on senior developer salary