The You First Blog

On behalf of the entire You First team, we wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.  May this time of year bring you health, relaxation, and beautiful moments with your loved ones. We all had to adapt to a new reality this year. We came together to face these difficult times… Read More

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020, for Thanksgiving Day.  We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Applications for the Canada Recovery Benefit open on Monday The Canada.ca website has now been updated with all application details for the Canada… Read More

Many of our investment partners release economic and market commentary, and the purpose of this article is to summarize the key opportunities and risks these companies are seeing as we near the final quarter of 2020. The first quarter of 2020 was a period of unprecedented volatility as COVID-19 took hold and lockdowns caused global… Read More

Weekly Market Update

April 18, 2020
Anthony's Update
Anthony Sabti

Federal Aid Programs CERB: Self-employed workers who make up to $1,000 a month are now eligible to apply for the CERB. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html   Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA): The CEBA has been expanded to businesses that paid between $20,000 and $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019. This new range will replace the previous one… Read More

Update on Tax Season

March 21, 2020
Anthony's Update
Anthony Sabti

This week, the CRA officially moved the tax filing deadline for individuals from April 30 to June 1.  The deadline for self-employed workers has not changed and remains June 15. For both individuals and self-employed workers who have a balance owing after filing their return, the payment deadline has been moved from April 30 to… Read More