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Recruiting for Accounting Manager

  Our client, Bricor Mechanical Ltd., dba Ace Plumbing & Heating, has been serving the Okanagan Valley for over 35 years. Their business focus is providing, quality installations and maintenance of mechanical systems for their customers. They are now looking to replace their key leadership position of: Accounting Manager Responsible for all areas relating to […]

Recruitment and Benefits

Are you growing your team this year? Perhaps replacing someone who left your team? Recruiting can feel like the final straw for some people. Many small businesses in Canada operate with limited resources, making it all the more important they recruit and hire the right people, train them properly, and retain their staff while helping […]

TFSA contribution limit increases for 2013

Starting in 2013, the TFSA annual contribution limit increases from $5,000 to $5,500. The $5,000 annual contribution limit is indexed to inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data as reported by Statistics Canada, rounded to the nearest $500. This means that, each year, an unrounded indexed amount is calculated based on increases in the […]

Pay vs. Benefits Increase

Pay increases… we all love them!!! However, in today’s market compensation increases are often minimal. As an employee, that small increase can quickly dwindle after taxes and deductions. Employers are doing the best job they can at managing expenses; however, they still want to acknowledge and reward their employees. It may be a good time to think outside […]

New Benefits & Pension Consultant Joins Our Team

ENCOMPASS is pleased to welcome Cindy Danielson to our team. Cindy is committed to helping ENCOMPASS clients design and deliver cost-effective benefits and pension plans that positively contribute to employee satisfaction and retention. She has held HR and consulting positions at Nortel, Shaw and QHR Software. Education includes Human Resources and Business Management at the […]

Feds Roll Out New Pension Option

The federal government this morning introduced the much-anticipated Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP) Act to address concerns over declining pension coverage for Canadians. The Act incorporates changes to Canada’s pension landscape that will make saving for retirement easier for millions of Canadians. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.benefitscanada.com/pensions/governance-law/government-introduces-prpp-act-22889 Source: Benefits Canada Bookmark […]

2011 CRA Limits

Ahhh the new year in the Okanagan. A time for resolutions, new beginnings, new projects…and for all Canadians: changes to EI, CPP and RRSP maximums. Effective January 1, 2011, the Canadian Revenue Agency changed the maximums as follows: Employment Insurance – the maximum employer contribution is $1,101.46, the maximum employee contribution is $786.76.  At the rate of […]

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