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What U.S. Based Startups Opening Canadian Offices Need to Know About Employee Benefits

I speak with a lot of U.S. based startups that have or are looking to set up shop in Canada, specifically Toronto. Different laws, healthcare systems, policies and even corporate cultures between Canada and the U.S. create a big learning curve for the founders of these startups. I’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions I answer when…

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Canada’s Top 2016 Employee Benefits Companies

It's that time again - the latest figures on employee benefits coverage in Canada have been released. Every April, Benefits Canada releases data on the top employee benefits providers in Canada. Some years, there are interesting stories behind dramatic changes in the year-to-year figures. For example, in the 2016 results, Manulife saw a significant increase in their total employee benefits…

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Why So Many Entrepreneurs Struggle With Mental Illness

This is an article that I previously provided to The Globe and Mail. Although we often read stories about successful Canadian startups – Shopify, Wattpad, Wealthsimple, and others – the reality is that many startups fail, and even those that succeed often experience a series of extreme highs and lows as they grow. With failure constantly looming, and workplace stress…

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