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Ontario’s minimum wage hike off to rocky start as employers slash hours, benefits to compensate (Financial Post)

TORONTO — A steep minimum wage increase that went into effect on Jan. 1 in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has had a rocky start as some employers cut workers’…
Features

5 Canadian Fintech Start-ups to Watch in 2018

  FinanceIt Toronto-based FinanceIt, a leading point-of-sale financing provider, will be broadening their service offering with a recent closing of investment round by Goldman Sachs (one of their existing shareholders).…
Opinion

Executives Expect These Three Things when You Present

Executives must master their time and capacity to achieve top levels of performance. Rambling presentations, unclear messages, and indirect answers cost time with little to no return on that investment.…
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All a-Bunz for the holiday season: Trading app makes gift giving easier (Toronto Star)

Playing Santa is rampant right now, even for those who definitely can’t afford it and others who had vowed to ignore the crazy consumerism. As the holiday tunes get louder,…
Features

How To Take Your Career To The Next Level With The CFO Of Travel Edge

Luminari has been sitting down with CPA's to learn how the designation can be used in less traditional ways. Read how Saeideh, with a vast industry background focusing on technology and…
Features

8 Tips For CPAs To Win The Holiday Season

Tis’ the season of office holiday parties, eggnog, and regrets! Here are some tips and tricks for making CPAs the coolest part of your office this wintery season.   1.…
Opinion

Masters of Accounting vs. CPA PEP

As the accounting world changed, so did the path to become a CPA. No longer are the days of choosing between the CA, CGA or CMA routes. There is a…
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Toronto home price gains to beat other Canadian cities next year (Financial Post)

TORONTO — New stricter mortgage rules are expected to slow the housing market next year, but prices are still expected to rise about five per cent, according to a report…
Features

Ask A CPA: Does Passing the CFE Guarantee A Pay Raise?

Luminari gets tons of great career questions from our CPA community, too great not to share. Our new feature will start highlighting some of our favourite questions in hopes we…
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Ottawa holds up venture capital deal to highlight benefits of Beijing ties (Globe and Mail)

(Globe and Mail) The dignitaries at the signing ceremony in Beijing's St. Regis Hotel on Friday paid homage to Xi Jinping and repeatedly name-checked the Chinese president's favoured project. This…