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.
Series: Newcomers Series365 Tips for NewcomersYour First Year in CanadaPaperbackNick Noorani9781770402102$19.95LAW Sep 01, 2014
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.
Series: Green SeriesGreening Your HomeSuccessful Eco-Renovation StrategiesPaperbackThomas Teuwen9781770402072$12.95SELF-HELP Oct 01, 2014
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 b... + Read More
Series: Green SeriesGreening Your OfficeStrategies that WorkPaperbackJill Doucette9781770402089$12.95SELF-HELP Oct 01, 2014
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.
Series: Green SeriesGreening Your BoatA Successful Year-Round PlanPaperbackBen van Drimmelen9781770402065$12.95SELF-HELP Oct 01, 2014
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.
Series: Personal Finance SeriesBank of Mom and DadMoney, Parents, and Grown ChildrenPaperbackDerrick Penner9781770402133$14.95BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Nov 01, 2014
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.
Series: Legal SeriesInheritanceHow to receive one; how to leave onePaperbackLise Andreana9781770402157$18.95LAW Dec 01, 2014
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.
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.
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 leg... + Read More
Series: Business SeriesFaster, Cheaper, BetterStarting and Operating a Business in the TradesPaperbackJack Borden9781770402126$14.95BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Oct 01, 2014
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 failur... + Read More
Make money planning events with style and impress your clients. 'Start & Run a Meeting and Event Planning Business' shows would-be business owners how to start and run a successful enterprise planning events of all kinds—from weddings and private parties to corporate events, meetings, conferences, and sporting events. This book will show you not only how to organize events, but also how to run the business itself. Keeping track of all the many details involved in putting on a successful event is easy when you have the checklists, schedules, tip... + Read More
Though the term Electronic Age might harken back to a time that makes the Jetson’s seemed futuristic, there is no doubt that this millennium is anything but. Debbie Elicksen has built a career on pioneering digital content for marketing and publishing strategies. Recognized as a visionary for her use of transmedia, this book joins her long list of titles already popular for helping to usher in out-of-the-box thinking for publishing and marketing in today’s digital-based marketplace.
Series: 101 for Small Business SeriesMarketing Your ServiceGet noticed, get businessPaperbackDouglas Gray9781770401693$29.95BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Apr 01, 2015
Service businesses today face increasingly stiff competition. To effectively sell your service business, you must let people know you exist and that you're better than your competition. 'Marketing Your Services' shows readers how to understand the distinctive nature of marketing a service, and how to devise a custom-made strategy to succeed. It explains how to establish desirable and realistic goals, plan for success and growth, understand dynamic service marketing, discover effective pricing strategies, and create effective promotions.This boo... + Read More
Series: Reference SeriesYour Right To KnowHow to Use the Law to Get Government SecretsPaperbackJim Bronskill9781770402119$18.95LAW Oct 01, 2014
Governments and institutions hold secrets you are entitled by law to know. But how do you exercise your right? In this definitive guide, you will learn how to gain access to information and how to pry loose records governments and institutions would prefer not to release. This book walks you through the maze and over the obstacles that stand in the way of your right to know. In the process you will learn more about how your tax dollars are spent and how key decisions and events were shaped. Perhaps most importantly, you'll learn how to do it al... + Read More
It’s not easy to navigate government websites and forms to find the information needed to change a name. To complicate matters more, each province and territory has their own vital statistics agency rules and legal acts when it comes to formally or informally changing a name. While marriage and divorce allow for the informal changing of a surname, Changing Your Name in Canada provides readers with easy access to all the information they need to legally (formally) change their name, which involves the re-issuing of birth certificates with your n... + Read More
Series: Reference SeriesCottage RulesAn Owner's Guide to the Rights & Responsibilites of Sharing a Recreational PropertyPaperbackNikki Koski9781770402003$13.95HOUSE & HOME Mar 15, 2014
The Cottage Rules sets out no-nonsense, easy-to-use guidelines for cottage owners who share ownership with others. It deals with everything from succession to laundry. The rules work to prevent conflicts, so that your relationship with your partners can be either as close or as distant as you desire. This book shows cottage owners how to manage their cottage like a business, which in turn prevents disputes and frees their time and energy so they can use it to enjoy the cottage. With four cornerstones to the system (meetings, bookings, banking, ... + Read More
Series: Eldercare SeriesEstate Downsizing for CaregiversTransitioning from a home to an apartment or care facilityPaperbackSusan Bewsey9781770401914$14.95LAW May 01, 2014
Written as a segue from the final chapter of the writer's previous publication, this guide to downsizing addresses the growing need of individuals and caregivers in planning and carrying out downsizing tasks while transitioning their premises to smaller places and spaces. For caregivers of all stripes, be they spouses, adult children, siblings, friends, neighbours, downsize companies or caregiving individuals, it offers essential planning steps for downsizing one's life and for providing assistance in downsizing another's life in an organized a... + Read More
Caring for your aging parent can feel overwhelming, from the emotional crisis of sudden illness to the legal crisis of sudden guardianship. A common wish is to be able to provide the same level of love and support to our parents as they so generously offered to us as children. Understanding the potential stress on your finances and savings, and knowing how to cope financially, can help ease this confusing life change. Lise Andreana is a frequent guest speaker at financial conferences and a go-to source for financial reporters nationally. She is... + Read More
Personal bankruptcy can be one of the most stressful decisions in life. However, done right and guided by a seasoned veteran, the process can turn out to be one of the best decisions you could make. Toronto debt, receivership and creditor Lawyer Frank Bennett brings his wealth of knowledge and an easy to follow step-by-step guide to this updated version of his own self-published hit. This practical book offers up a complete set of every form you will need to review with your lawyer, laid out in a start-to-finish timeline which will ease your st... + Read More
Popular author and Senior Wills and Estate Planner Lynne Butler offers her latest in an ongoing series of estate planning advice. In this title, Ms. Butler tackles the rarely discussed personal liability of appointed executors. Personal liability is the biggest risk that estate executors and administrators can face, sometimes resulting in long drawn out dissolution of estates that can even trump the value of the initial estate. Understanding how to avoid the pitfalls through this process means that you can enjoy the benefits of being a benefact... + Read More