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How to Start Business
Depending on your business model, there may be some real advantages here. Your accountant can show you many key advantages to becoming incorporated.
Getting incorporated can be done quite quickly and inexpensively by most lawyers and even online. Here are some references to help you get your incorporation started quickly.
Getting a GST Number
Do you need a GST number?
Well, one of the differences between a Contractor and an Employee is that Contractors charge GST for their services in most cases. To charge GST/HST you must obtain a GST Number free of charge from the Federal Government.
GST Registration – Get all the forms and information you need to complete the registration as well as a complete list of all other forms available here. To apply for a GST number on-line, go to: www.businessregistration.gc.ca
GST/HST Netfile Registration– GST/HST NETFILE is a new Internet-based filing service that allows certain business clients to file their goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) returns directly to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) over the Internet.
Getting a Security Clearance
Security clearances are required primarily for jobs in National Public Sector. A Security Clearance is an extensive background check that enables you to work in positions in the Federal Government which may require access to secure information. Security Clearances are done by Public Works and Government Services Canada.
There are 5 levels of Security Clearances: Reliability, Confidential, Secret, Nato Secret and Top Secret. This process usually involves reference inquiries, verification of qualifications, criminal records checks, and occasionally credit checks. The current processing time is generally 2 to 4 weeks; however, sometimes an out-of-country check or fingerprints are required and this can result in a longer processing time.
Please speak with your Recruiter during your interview if you plan to apply for positions in National Public Sector and you require a security clearance or if you are unsure if you already hold a clearance.
For more information on Security Clearances, please visit the Government of Canada’s site.
The times may vary a great deal. Some individuals may have an opportunity within the first week of registering with a recruiting firm, others may take longer. Our system is designed to find good fit as fast as possible. The key to ensuring success is to provide the recruiter with all of your qualifications and to stay in touch with them.
Honesty is imperative when dealing with a recruiter. By providing them with your given options, they can be very valuable in assisting with the evaluation of all of your offers, and may be able to work a better opportunity for you with their client. A good recruiter puts your interests ahead of their own.
Whether or not you decide to stay active in your job search, contact your recruiter to advise them of the status change in your employment. Your recruiter will want to know if they should continue to present opportunities to you, or if you would like to deactivate your file. The final decision is yours. Issues to consider when making the decision to keep your file active or not are as follows: how often are you changing positions and what effect will another quick change make to your resume? Does your new position satisfy all the requirements that you set out at the beginning of your search? Do you want to be tempted by new opportunities within the first year of your new position? Whatever your decision, communicate this clearly to your recruiter so they may act in your best interest.
When evaluating a new opportunity, ensure that you have enough time to evaluate the opportunity, and that you have the full details so that you know the complete package that is being offered. Take time to compare each position to the requirements that you set out as guidelines for your next position. Evaluate what it is that you do not like in your current or previous position, and decide whether either of these positions address those concerns. Put aside the aspects which are the same for both positions, and assess which has the higher appeal to you after that. Once you have completed this process, also review the management team and assess which team you feel is a better match to what you require. Remember that fit is vital.
No, there is no difference in terms of what a contractor is paid. The contractor’s rate remains the same whether they work on their own or through an agency. Clients are willing to pay a premium in order to use an agency to recruit talent for them, relieving them of the time, effort, and responsibility associated with that task. Clients usually develop relationships with two or three agents that they use repeatedly. The agency usually charges between 15% and 30% above the contractor’s rate, but they also offer guarantees to the client for their selection and a backup candidate if the contractor doesn’t work out.
Ask your supervisors and co-workers what they value about you and what areas you need to work on. Tell them you appreciate their honesty.
The best way to network is to look for several user groups or professional organizations in your field that meet locally. Attend as many professional functions as you can and try to meet at least eight new people each time. Remember to introduce yourself with your professional label—this also applies to any social event you attend. And don’t forget your business cards!
Document events in a journal and a detailed timesheet. Then write a summary at the end of your term.
If I’m working through an agency should I wait until the end of my contract before I ask how I’m doing ?
Your agency should check in with you and your client monthly to resolve any problem areas, to let you know how the client feels about you, and to get your client thinking about renewing your contract.
Things to Remember:
- A positive attitude helps you win contracts and enhance your reputation
- Meeting deadlines and commitments is the primary way you can add value.
- Having a professional approach to your assignment also adds value to the project.
- Effective communication is critical to your professional success.
- Share innovations and ideas with your client.
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SaskPower is the principal electric utility in Saskatchewan, Canada. Established in 1929 by the provincial government, it serves more than 490,000 customers and manages $7 billion in assets. SaskPower is a major employer in the province with over 2,800 permanent full-time staff located in approximately 70 communities
ASF GROUP is an established developer, headquartered at New Delhi (India), specializing in delivering build-to-suit and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and commercial buildings. ASF also renders full range of Facility Management Services to its customers in it projects/properties.
Patheon Inc. is a pharmaceutical company, incorporated in Canada with its corporate head offices in Durham, North Carolina, that provides contract development and manufacturing services of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products for approximately 300 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Patheon was implementing SAP system worldwide and in Canada, they were looking for a SAP Training and SAP Support partner for country specific enhancements and to train the complete SAP implementation and end user team.
Vsun is one of the leading Contract Manufacturer of Electronics Goods and Accessories in India. We digitally transformed their business with SAP S/4HANA resulting in dramatic improvements in order promising and inventory levels
Poddar Tyres is one of the leading manufacturers of automotive tyres and tubes in India. We helped them in complete review of business process and remodeling them to adopt global best practices. We helped in evaluation of ERP Solutions and Implementation Partners.
“Brightstar is one of the leading global distribution company having presence in more than 60 countries. A Distribution Management System was developed on SAP Cloud Platform integrated with SAP ECC6.0 in backend.”
“Brightstar Communications is one of the leading manufacturers & Distributor of Electronic Devices globally. We have helped in developing applications with about 20% reduction in development cost and 10% reduction in timelines”
“Luminous is one of the leading manufacturers of Electric Appliances like Inverters, Batteries, Fans, Tubes etc in India. Company has reduced SAP Operations cost by 20% by availing our RA Services.”
“Lava International is one of the leading manufacturers of Mobiles Phone and Accessories in India. We manage their business applications and which helped them reducing operating costs by 30%.”
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Home Trust Company
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UTIL Canada Limited
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Lava International Ltd.
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