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Jordi Morgan is vice-president (Atlantic) for the Canadian Federation of Independent 亚博网址Business.
Jordi Morgan is vice-president (Atlantic) for the Canadian Federation of Independent 亚博网址Business.

最近,联邦政府采取行动,使技术和商业基础设施的再投资更加容易。亚博网址The proposed tax measures will enable 亚博网址businesses to immediately write off the full cost of some types of machinery and equipment,and allow companies of all sizes and in all sectors to expense a larger share of newly acquired assets.这是个好消息,especially for Atlantic Canada.

Investing in new machinery and technology is essential for 亚博网址businesses in the region to remain productive and competitive.Our demographic trends show productivity is clearly posed to be one of Atlantic Canada's greatest growth challenge.大部分劳动力正在老龄化和退休,and small 亚博网址businesses in Atlantic Canada are struggling to find workers.

There should also be a keen focus on matching immigrant recruitment to small-亚博网址business needs.虽然许多移民项目都注重更高的技能,highly-educated immigrants,许多小企业需要工人在提亚博网址供在职培训的地方从事技能较低的工作。

加拿大独立商业联合会(CFIB)发布的一份新报告指出了该地区中小企业面临的许多生产力挑战。亚博网址它还建议政府为繁荣提供更好的环境。

除非大量涌入工人并显著提高留用率,趋势并不意味着会有足够的工人来完全取代那些离开劳动力市场的工人。因此,重要的是,经济发展政策的范围超过了增加的移民,包括旨在帮助小企业适应工人日益稀缺的环境的政策。亚博网址

对,我们在移民问题上看到了一些温和的进展。对于被迫亚博网址在加拿大以外寻找熟练劳动力的企业,大西洋移民试验项目(AIPP)正在减少一些令人沮丧的繁文缛节,but attracting more people through immigration is only one piece of the puzzle.

There should also be a keen focus on matching immigrant recruitment to small-亚博网址business needs.虽然许多移民项目都注重更高的技能,highly-educated immigrants,许多小企业需要工人在提亚博网址供在职培训的地方从事技能较低的工作。

CFIB提议的一个方案是,增加与阿尔伯塔机会流类似的进入方案,以帮助提高低技能工人的就业机会。which allows temporary foreign workers of all skill levels,包括入门级,the opportunity to work with an employer as a defined step towards permanent residency.

除了移民,mechanization,自动化,创新,机器人技术和其他技术解决方案将在生产力增长中发挥重要作用,这意味着直接投资。虽然小企业主对投资类型有亚博网址很好的了解,这将有助于提高企业的生产效率和竞争力,他们并不完全有信心能够进行这些投资。

当被问及政府可以帮助他们进行投资的最佳方式时,76 per cent of small 亚博网址business owners said reduce the overall burden of taxes and fees,其次是44%的市盈率,表示监管负担有所减轻。小企业主也看亚博网址到了改善或创造新项目的价值,这将有助于融资投资。这并不奇怪,因为投资成本和融资可用性被视为小企业面临的挑战。亚博网址

While the federal government has weighed in with their recent tax incentives,provincial governments in the region still have an important role to play.We still have room for creative thinking around reducing the total tax burden,reducing the total regulatory burden,改善政府客户服务,and fixing barriers to inter-provincial commerce.These are all areas provincial governments can play a direct role in improving our chances for prosperity.

Jordi Morgan is vice-president (Atlantic) for the Canadian Federation of Independent 亚博网址Business.

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