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Coming or Going from Canada: Be Tax Compliant

Posted: September 24, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, tax filing, tax deductions, CE summits, immigration, Canadian immigration, newcomers to canada, emigration, part-year residency

With Canada’s complex tax system, tax and financial advisors who exercise additional diligence to ensure immigrants and emigrants remain tax compliant can offer valuable advice. What tax deductions, credits and filing requirements should you make sure they don’t miss?

Newcomers Need Advice: Can You Explain Our Complex Tax System?

Posted: September 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , taxation, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax reform, personal income tax, immigration, canadian newcomers, working abroad, newcomers to canada, immigrants, returning residents, Canadians returning, living aborad, Social Insurance Number, Canada's tax system, tax guidelines

Our nation’s system is complex even to tax-educated Canadians. Imagine how mind-boggling this must be for newcomers (immigrants and refugees) and returning residents to Canada. There’s opportunity for advisors to work with this vast niche market and become a trusted educator and advocate for these families.

Thought Leadership from an Olympian: Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Posted: August 21, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, gender equality, relationship management, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, Liberal government, Morneau, immigration, Federal Budget 2018, diversity, holistic wealth management, inclusion, female entrepreneurs, DAC speakers, DAC 2018, Caroline Ouellette

Addressing workplace diversity and inclusion is a core approach for achieving the higher standards of care demanded of today’s tax consultants and financial advisors. But what does it take to rise above our “Canadian Privilege” to achieve better results for a changing demographic landscape in your advisory practice?

Tax Literacy: Helping Canadian Newcomers Settle In

Posted: July 10, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, income tax estimator, tax filing, tax courses, non-refundable tax credits, distinguished financial advisor, financial education, immigration, Canada immigration, newcomers to canada, Canadian residence, residence period, tax credits for immigrants, Canadian emigration, expenses and deductions

Did you know that 1,212,075 new immigrants permanently settled in Canada from 2011 to 2016, representing 3.5 percent of Canada’s total population in 2016? Tax and financial advisors have a great opportunity to help with the financial affairs of these families, especially because the tax rules are somewhat different for these residents.

Canada’s Economic Future: Immigration is Essential for Growth

Posted: June 05, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, DAC, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, Canadian economy, bookkeeping courses, accounting courses, immigration, education for immigrants, careers for immigrants, immigration visa, canadian newcomers, Canada's immigration plan, Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, Immigration Summit, Shoshana green

Reports from the recent 2018 Immigration Summit in Ottawa, show that immigration is going to be essential for the future of the Canadian economy. But, where are the career opportunities for newcomers to Canada, or those those returning back home?

Women, Minorities and Canada’s Economic Diversity

Posted: March 19, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, knowledge bureau, gender gap, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, federal budget, tax courses, ce credits, Canadian economy, tax education, financial education, Liberal government, Morneau, online education, budget 2018, online campus, diversity in Canada, women in the workplace, immigration in Canada, employment for immigrants, Status of Women Canada, Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The 2018 federal budget placed significant importance on encouraging diversity in the Canadian workforce – including funding to support women, visible and religious minorities and immigrants, and this deserves kudos, as new opportunities abound. Here are some of the details: