Moving Your Family Successfully to Canada

Moving Your Family Successfully to Canada

You’ve decided to make the choice to move your business to Canada. You’ve consulted with BrightGo Solutions on starting up your business in Canada and growing a team here and set-up a number of business requirements from incorporation to banking. Everything in order right? But what about you and your family?


For ex-pat assignments, failure of the family to properly settle is a top reason for assignment failure. Moving an entrepreneur’s family is no different. Given the importance, it is no surprise it is a regular question we get from our clients. So here are the top resources to help you and your family with your move to Canada.

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Hiring Employee Number 1 - here is what to do

Hiring Employee Number 1 - here is what to do

Now that you’ve hired that first new employee in Canada, there are several steps in the actual hiring process you need to complete to be compliant with Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada, provincial Employment Standards and provincial Workplace Safety and Insurance board. Plus you will want to set them up for success with a welcoming and productive onboarding program. This article digs into how to prepare for the all important employee number one, from payroll accounts to culture setting.

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Guide to Starting a Business in Canada

Guide to Starting a Business in Canada

BrightGo would love to help you start and grow your business in Canada. We know it can be overwhelming at times, and we’re here to help guide you with Canadian human resource and business solutions. Start your Canadian business right with these 6 steps.

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The Canadian “Holiday Season” - what your company should do in this secular country

The Canadian “Holiday Season” - what your company should do in this secular country

With the holiday season in December and early January, you may be wondering what is expected or traditional in Canada for companies - both for employees and customers. Compounding this, depending on your industry this may be an extra busy time of year or it could be extra slow. Let's also discuss both the compliance issues to be aware of and also the cultural when you're doing business in Canada over the holidays.

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Vision, Mission and Values - what are they good for? Absolutely everything!

Vision, Mission and Values - what are they good for? Absolutely everything!

Like a successful person who has a clear life purpose, having a clear purpose for your company can mean the difference between stagnating and achieving. But how does purpose, vision, mission and values all fit together? And how can you make them work for you? One could say, the purpose of this article is to answer inquiries just like those.

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HR the most important business function - and here’s why

HR the most important business function - and here’s why

In Canada and globally, human resources as a business function has gone through much change over the past couple of decades. Once called the personnel department with a focus mostly on paying employees it now rarely focuses on the actual mechanics of paying. Instead it is about ensuring the people working with and for the organization are the best possible and they are productive collectively for the overall company. Therefore, instead of thinking of HR as just the culture and compliance team, let's think of HR as how you'll maximize the value of the various people your company interacts with - internally and externally.
 

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Canadian Challenges - The Top 5 "Bad and Ugly" of Doing Business in Canada

Canadian Challenges - The Top 5 "Bad and Ugly" of Doing Business in Canada

When speaking to Canadians, working with government programs, researching immigration pathways and even seeking consulting advice - it is typically the opportunities and potential of Canada that are espoused rather than the challenges. For businesses in Canada, there are clear advantages but we seem to be hesitant to discuss barriers and challenges. It is important to highlight so businesses and entrepreneurs coming to do business in Canada are prepared including adjustments to their market entry strategies, growth projections and rate of returns.

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7 way to source talent for your team

7 way to source talent for your team

Ensuring you have the right talent for your team as you start, grow and change is vital to your business. It is not just having the right people but also the right roles and type of working relationships that suits your organizational structure. One way to think of it, is a company can Buy, Build or Borrow talent.  Read on to delve into the possibilities.

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What do you need to know about Canadian corporate culture?

What do you need to know about Canadian corporate culture?

As a new business in or immigrant to Canada, one of the things you’ll prepare for is adapting to the new culture or even “culture shock”. One way to reduce the negative aspects of entering a new culture is to learn about it in advance and understand what may be different from the culture you are used to.

So what is Canadian culture? This article will explore both the research and some practical things you can notice and embrace to have your company thrive in Canada.

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