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Employee benefits, employee insurance, managing HR are all complicated tasks.  Group Benefits Consulting of Canada is your one-stop shop for employee benefit plans and consulting, insurance products and business solutions to help your operation run smoothly and efficiently. Humaniqa is a comprehensive tool that specifically supports small to medium organizations in managing their HR.

CAAR Membership Renewals Due Mid-July

Did you forget to renew your membership?  By now, you should have received your membership renewal information for the 2022-23 year, and hopefully your membership invoice has been made. Summer is a busy time, if you forgot, there is still time to renew your membership.   With several advocacy issues ongoing to protect the industry, renewing your CAAR Membership is more important than ever.  

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According to US Bank CoBank the effects from the pandemic and Ukraine war continue to reverberate through the global economy, but the bank also suggests that transportation costs are starting to come down – providing a glimmer of hope.

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The Fertilizer Canada Presentation Food for thought: What’s Driving Fertilizer Prices is now available to view.

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If your business accepted Visa and/or Mastercard credit cards as payment at any point since March 23, 2001, it could be eligible to receive a portion of a multi-million dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit against Visa and Mastercard for restricting merchants’ ability to surcharge or refuse higher cost (“premium”) credit cards.

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AAFC is developing a sector-specific strategy to address chronic labour shortages in farming and food processing and your input is required.

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AAFC has announced that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is extending the suspension of minimum advertising requirements for all positions in the primary agriculture sector by a year, until June 30, 2023.