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The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) has partnered with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) to extend the many benefits of CFIB to CNLA members.  By working together, we are able to provide independent businesses in our sector access to business assistance, savings programs and a voice in all levels of government.  Through this partnership, CNLA members will benefit from reduced CFIB membership fees, a savings that will directly affect our members already affiliated with the two associations.

Some of the many benefits made available through CFIB are:

  • Membership rate of $250 plus $4 per full-time employee (savings of $26 per employee!!)
  • Additional proactive lobbying with all three levels of government
  • Access to significant discounts for payroll processing, courier shipping, and more
  • Online business training courses for both employers and employees
  • Unlimited access to CFIB Business Counselors in every province


These are just a few examples of how CFIB can help you improve your business.  At the same time, CFIB is working for its 109,000 members and all small businesses to improve the entrepreneurial environment in Canada.  CFIB lobbying has generated positive results from the federal government, such as:

  • Establishing the Code of Conduct for the credit and debit card industry, which gives you leverage when dealing with your processor
  • Helping all business owners plan for their retirement by fighting for and achieving the $750,000 capital gains exemption for small business
  • Ensuring business owners keep more of their retained earnings by achieving lower small business corporate tax rates federally in every province


You spoke and we listened.  With a high number of CNLA members already members of CFIB and the excellent synergies between the two associations, the partnership was a logical step.  CFIB’s lobbying efforts and extensive business support resources benefit independent businesses across the country.

For CNLA members who currently belong to CFIB – CFIB will contact you by phone to review the partnership and renew your CFIB membership at the usual time.

For CNLA members who are not current CFIB members – here’s the next step:

Connect with CFIB by visiting for more information and to join.  If you have questions or would like further information, please contact CFIB’s Mike Kirwin at 416-222-8022 or 1-888-234-2232.


We are very excited about this new relationship and encourage all members to check it out!


“Boot’s Landscaping has been a member of CFIB since the 1980’s.  It is a great resource for small business and extremely helpful when it comes to government regulations.  They lobby on behalf of small businesses and because of their large membership the government listens and often implements their suggestions.  The CFIB will be an excellent advocate for CNLA’s HR issues.” – Gerald Boot, President of Boot’s Landscaping and Maintenance

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