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    Immigrate to Canada A Practical Guide 1st Edition Nick Noorani Canada, Catherine A. Sas Canada
    9781770402096 Paperback LAW / Emigration & Immigration Publication Date:September 01, 2014
    $21.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 15 oz | 184 pages Carton Quantity:54 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      Canada is one of the world's most welcoming countries, a relatively new land built by immigration with some of the top cities in which to live. But how do you turn your dreams abroad into reality in Canada? This book, part of the Canadian Newcomers series, gives you the critical advantage in understanding how to prepare to come to Canada. It shows you how to navigate the government maze and how to ensure your paperwork is in order. And it provides insights from its experienced authors on what to expect on your journey.
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      Nick Noorani is a a best-selling author, social entrepreneur, immigration champion and motivational speaker. He was the founding publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine and wrote the federal government’s guide to immigration for newcomers, among other publications. Nick is a well-known authority on improving immigrant outcomes. He has become a powerful voice for the successful integration of immigrants in Canada and bridging cultural gaps in the workplace and beyond.

      Catherine A. Sas, Q.C., is a leading immigration lawyer based in Vancouver and a Partner in the Immigration group. With over 20 years of experience, she provides a full range of immigration services and has been recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert, Who's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers® in Canada.
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    365 Tips for Newcomers Your First Year in Canada 1st Edition Nick Noorani Canada
    9781770402102 Paperback LAW / Emigration & Immigration Publication Date:September 01, 2014
    $19.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 12 oz | 144 pages Carton Quantity:66 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      You've been accepted to come to Canada, one of the world's most welcoming countries. Now, what will you need to do once you've arrived? This book, part of the Canadian Newcomers series, provides 365 tips for your first 365 days in Canada on everything from finding a doctor to opening a bank account to searching for the right schools for your children to buying real estate. It is an indispensable guide on how you can make your first year a great success that will establish you in Canada sustainably for the rest of your life.
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      Nick Noorani is a a best-selling author, social entrepreneur, immigration champion and motivational speaker. He was the founding publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine and wrote the federal government’s guide to immigration for newcomers, among other publications. Nick is a well-known authority on improving immigrant outcomes. He has become a powerful voice for the successful integration of immigrants in Canada and bridging cultural gaps in the workplace and beyond.
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    Series: Green Series
    Greening Your Home Successful Eco-Renovation Strategies 1st Edition Thomas Teuwen Canada, Laura Lynn Parker Canada
    9781770402072 Paperback SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle Publication Date:October 01, 2014
    $12.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 12 oz | 128 pages Carton Quantity:78 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      We all want a more environmentally smart home, but many of us worry it will cost too much, be too difficult to fix or maintain, and not worth the bother. Not so. This book identifies the practical path to a more sustainable household. Because your situation is unique it focuses on strategies that you can readily adapt to your circumstance. It helps you to develop a familiarity with the issues so that whether you do the work yourself or hire experienced professionals, you can turn your ideals into reality. Good environmental practices need not be intimidating or expensive. This book, part of the Self-Counsel Press Green series, shows you the way.
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      Thomas Teuwen spent 25 years starting owning and managing three small companies in the manufacturing, mining, energy and technology sectors. He also served as a founding member of the board of the Offshore Trade Association of Nova Scotia, as president of the Cape Breton Offshore Trade Association, as Executive Director of Vision - Community Initiatives for Regional Development and as co chair of the remediation subcommittee of the Sydney Tar Ponds Cleanup. As of 2014 Thomas has taken on the challenge of making Solar affordable. He has accepted a position as president of BlueSky Energy Systems Inc. a start-up that offers turn key solar thermal solutions to a growing dealer network of authorized installers of the CamoSun Seasonal Performance System.

      Laura Lynn Parker began her professional career as a Residential Counsellor, furthered her education in the United States, then moved to Vancouver Island to accept a position as resident Audiologist for Beltone Hearing Centers. After a decade of service Laura decided to shift her focus to the field of web design before becoming passionate about sustainability issues. In 2014 Laura accepted a position as Constituent Advocate for Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands.
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    Series: Green Series
    Greening Your Office Strategies that Work 1st Edition Jill Doucette Canada, Lee Johnson Canada
    9781770402089 Paperback SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle Publication Date:October 01, 2014
    $12.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 12 oz | 128 pages Carton Quantity:78 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      Your office is your home away from home, and we all want it to be environmentally friendly and safe. But it's usually someone else's job. This book, part of the Self-Counsel Green series, helps your office find more sustainable practices to save energy, reduce waste, and ultimately save money. It helps you develop a new office culture that leads the way in smart techniques to minimize your environmental footprint and build a stronger sense of your team's purpose.
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      Jill Doucette dreams big and makes it happen. A small town girl from the interior mountains of BC, she has quickly become one of the green gurus of the West Coast. Active in many local non-profits and businesses, Jill’s fuel is innovation, which constantly puts her creative juices into overload turning virtually any problem into a solution. Jill is passionate about building a green economy in BC where local business and ecology can thrive.

      Lee Johnson is the Program Manager of the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program which is run under the not-for profit Synergy Sustainability Institute. The program was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening their operations and educating staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets them know which businesses have green practices.
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    Series: Green Series
    Greening Your Boat A Successful Year-Round Plan 1st Edition Ben van Drimmelen Canada
    9781770402065 Paperback SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle Publication Date:October 01, 2014
    $12.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 12 oz | 104 pages Carton Quantity:90 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      While we pay close attention to the environmental impact of our cars, we don't notice how boats can significantly pollute and contaminate our waters and shorelines. Whether it's for recreation or work, your boat need not be an environmental hazard. In this book, part of the Self-Counsel Green series, you are guided through safe, affordable practices to ensure your vessel is sustainable and environmentally efficient and how you can properly handle and even find alternatives for the many chemicals and solvents for its upkeep.
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      Ben van Drimmelen is a former lawyer and public servant who has been active in the environmental business. Now mostly retired, he worked as a forester, biologist and lawyer for decades. He was involved in changes to legislation that finally allowed conservation organizations to hold conservation covenants in BC and has been a director/board member of both the Land Trust Alliance of BC and the Canadian Land Trust Alliance.
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    Bank of Mom and Dad Money, Parents, and Grown Children 1st Edition Derrick Penner Canada
    9781770402133 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance Publication Date:November 01, 2014
    $14.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 12 oz | 104 pages Carton Quantity:140 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      The Baby Boomers are the most affluent generation of all time and their children are bound not to be. Home ownership is more difficult. Saving and investing are more challenging. How do you help your child financially and protect yourself in the process? This book identifies the key strategies to lend a helping hand and ensure you are not vulnerable. It guides families in establishing clear approaches to assistance so parents are legally and financially secured as they try to provide a new security to their children.
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      Derrick Penner is a senior business writer at The Vancouver Sun, western Canada’s largest newsroom, where he focuses on personal finance and economic trends, among other topics. He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Vancouver.
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    Series: Legal Series
    Inheritance How to receive one; how to leave one 1st Edition Lise Andreana Canada, Victoria Al-Samadi Canada
    9781770402157 Paperback LAW / Estates & Trusts Publication Date:December 01, 2014
    $18.95 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.5 in | 15 oz | 152 pages Carton Quantity:100 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      Want to leave an inheritance? Expect to get one? The affluent Baby Boomers are leaving record amounts to their children. But leaving your loved ones an inheritance, and getting one, is not as simple as it seems. Clear financial planning is a wise path, as is careful preparation so the inheritance is managed properly. This book guides you through the journey to ensure your loved ones know about inheritances and how to put them to the best use.
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      Lise Andreana has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1998, author of two Self-Counsel titles, and a volunteer Ambassador to the FPSC (media contact). Lise has been interviewed and quoted by Elle, Huffington Post, Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Parents Magazine, and Women’s Post. Lise is passionate about introducing the rewards of financial planning to readers, clients, and advisors alike.

      Victoria Al-Samadi is a writer, blogger, and content creator based in Burlington, Ontario. She regularly authors content for the blog she created in 2008, www.girlitup.ca., and has contributed to many blogs for Canadian-based organizations across the industries of financial planning, wealth management, travel and tourism, fashion, healthy living, and beyond. After obtaining her Canadian Securities Course in 2002, her continued professional partnerships with several financial organizations strengthened her interest in the investment, wealth management and estate planning industries. Having dealt with the sudden loss of a parent at the age of 19, she is driven to help others to do thoughtful inheritance planning and lead a life that will result in a meaningful legacy.
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    Series: Legal Series
    Avoiding Workplace Discrimination A Guide for Employers and Employees 1st Edition David Harris Canada
    9781770402140 Paperback LAW / Discrimination Publication Date:December 15, 2014
    $24.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.5 in | 15 oz | 162 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      Workplace safety includes a commitment to freedom from discrimination. But it is no easy feat. This book by a leading workplace legal expert is a step-by-step guide to ensure that employers and employees know how to steer clear of problems by creating and operating in a culture that avoids discriminatory practices. It examines the pitfalls of many workplace practices and the best features of successful firms and it points to several fundamental techniques and measures to achieve a workplace that doesn't discriminate.
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      David Harris is one of Canada’s authorities on workplace law, having practiced in the field of rights and responsibilities of employers and employees for decades. He is a senior lawyer practicing in Toronto. A renowned lawyer in the area of wrongful dismissal and employment law. As well as wrongful dismissal, David's practice also includes human rights, workers' compensation, post-employment competition, restraint of trade, fiduciary obligations, labor law, sexual harassment, employment contracts and various related areas of employment law litigation.
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    9781770402010 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management Publication Date:May 01, 2014
    $14.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.25 in | 10 oz | 80 pages Carton Quantity:90 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      What all great companies have in common is a well-defined set of rules recorded in an easily accessible employee handbook. The Small-Business Guide to Creating Your Employee Handbook provides you with all the information you need to create an understandable set of rules and regulations for your employees to follow. New and current employees will appreciate the information you set out in your employee handbook. It not only provides your employees with company policies but also provides protection against unfair treatment, discrimination, and legal claims. Your handbook will be a valuable communication tool for both your business and your employees. This step-by-step guide will help you define professional conduct, establish health and safety requirements, describe group and other benefits, and construct social media policies. It also provides information on how to make a nondisclosure agreement so employees cannot give information about your company to your competitors, while they are employed by you or after they leave. The CD included with this book contains easy-to-use forms to help you as you prepare your small business’s very own employee handbook.
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      Kimberley King, BA, CHRP, began her more than decade-long career as a human resources generalist with an investment management company, before transitioning into human resources management with two of Canada’s major retailers. She has drafted and helped compile HR handbooks and one-off policies for each company she has worked for; being aware of how effective a well drafted and communicated handbook is for company productivity, she put together this HR handbook for small businesses that don’t have the time or know-how to draft one for themselves. King’s goal is to help small businesses with their HR needs, starting with this book.

      Elise Riddall, BA, has spent more than 17 years as a human resources and leadership development professional in high growth, entrepreneurial environments. She is currently running a consultancy (KoreHR.ca) specializing in policy and procedure creation; talent management; organizational design and structure implementation; leadership development; executive coaching; and talent acquisition.
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    Faster, Cheaper, Better Starting and Operating a Business in the Trades 1st Edition Jack Borden Canada
    9781770402126 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship Publication Date:October 01, 2014
    $14.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 15 oz | 120 pages Carton Quantity:66 Canadian Rights: Y Self-Counsel Press
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      Skilled in trades and starting your own business? Wondering why you're working so hard and not making much money at it? Thousands of people are heading out on their own, only to find they know much about a trade and little about how to create a great company. Jack Borden's system in Faster, Cheaper, Better helps the budding entrepreneur get it right. You'll learn how build a successful, sustainable business, from negotiating with suppliers for the best rates to operating your passion with purpose. The real secret amid the frustration and failure is that you can do it Faster, Cheaper, Better.
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      Jack Borden is a businessman who has risen through the trades to be one of western Canada’s leading developers of senior residences. He has created an extensive network of suppliers and clients through his Faster, Cheaper, Better program of doing business. He is a respected leader and mentor who has decided to share his techniques to create more ethical, sustainable, and successful businesses.
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