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J. Other Considerations

i) Insurance
Although business insurance is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you consider business insurance. The types of insurance available include liability, building, contents, business interruption, marine cargo, employee injuries, miscellaneous coverage, automobile insurance, and home-based business insurance. If you operate a home-based business, it is recommended that you review your home insurance policy for the home-base business clause. To obtain insurance, please contact your local insurance agent.

ii) Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
If you employ workers on a full-time, part-time or temporary basis in an industry or business covered under the Worker's Compensation Act, you must register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) within ten (10) days of employing your first worker.

It is voluntary for self-employed persons to contribute to the WSIB. Contact the nearest WSIB office to obtain a registration kit, which includes information on assessments, coverage, accident reporting requirements and appeals procedures. Call the WSIB at: (416) 344-1013 or

iii) Employment Standards
The Employment Standards Act applies to most employees and employers in Ontario. The Act outlines the guidelines for hours of work, minimum wage, overtime pay, vacation pay and mandatory statutory holidays. For more information, call the Ontario Ministry of Labour - Employment Standards Branch at: (416) 326-7160 or

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Seminars
The new Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) goes into effect July 1, 2014. Learn what you need to do in order to comply with the requirements of this legislation while ensuring your marketing activities work effectively and generate results at these FREE seminars.

Register for Tuesday, April 29

Register for Monday, May 12

Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Information Seminars
Free public information seminars provide a general overview of the program, explaining the program's eligibility criteria, what expenditures are eligible, and how to file a scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) claim. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

Register for Wednesday,April 16

Register for Wednesday,June11

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)Financial Seminar
These FREE information seminars provide a summary of the financial aspects of the SR&ED program. They are intended for financial or accounting staff already familiar with the basics of the SR&ED program. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.

Register for Friday,June25

MBEC Upcoming Seminars
MBEC Upcoming Seminars
Looking for training on starting or running a business? Well then look no further. Check out the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre's (MBEC) upcoming seminars.
  MBEC Fall Winter 2013 Brochure
Sharpen Your Business Skills!
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  On-line Business Training

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