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CPHR Alberta Lunch - Risks and Benefits: Contractor Classification

Thursday , May 25 , 2017 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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March 31, 2017
Lethbridge - Holiday Inn Lethbridge
Early bird Member $24 | Member $36 | Early Bird Non-Member $45 | Non-Member $55 | Student Member $18 | Student $24
Early Bird rate ends May 11

*Attending this event counts as 1.5 CPD hours

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About the Presentation

Canadian companies are responding to the shift in the economy by increasing their contingent workforce. Currently, there are nearly 3 million self-employed Canadians, with the vast majority being independent contractors. For companies, contractors are the cornerstone of a flexible staffing model that aligns well with the cyclical and seasonal nature of many industries.

However, over the past few years there have been significant changes made to the business criteria and classifications that directly impact independent contractors, exposing these contractors to financial risk. The Federal Trudeau Government has increased its resources at CRA to pursue Independent Contractors for tax avoidance. At the same time, Canadian courts have begun to create the potential for severance liability for the companies that utilize these contractors by deeming many of these resources to be “dependent contractors”. This potentially entitles them to the same benefits owed to full-time employees.

With the risk factors increasing exponentially for both contractors and the companies that wish to engage them, the future of the independent contractor model would appear to be in jeopardy. Professional Contractor Solutions Inc. (PCSI) offers a solution to both companies and contractors across Canada. This unique approach inherently mitigates the risks that have been introduced.


  • Outlining the Facts of the Dependent Contractor Issue
  • Outlining the risks of having your contractors reclassified as Dependent
  • Outlining Common Misconceptions
  • Explaining how the PCSI model mitigates the risks for both Employers and the contractors with whom they engage
  • Outlining the benefits of the CRA Compliant Solution for both contractors and the Employers with whom they engage

About the Speakers: Allan Friesen & Aly Bandali

Allan Friesen, CPHR, CEBS, contributes to the financial health of his employer clients by providing programs and services which contribute to the physical health and well-being of their employees. Allan holds both CEBS (Certified Employee benefit Specialist) and CPHR (Chartered Professional in HR) designations. He also completes the continuing education program offered every year through the ISCEBS (International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists). Allan is the local partner with Silverberg Group, Alberta's largest privately owned benefits advisory firm. Alberta's Employee Benefit Specialists.

Aly Bandali, FCPHR, CEO of Professional Contractor Solutions Inc. is the former National President of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations as well as Provincial President of the HR Institute of Alberta (CPHR Alberta). He was awarded the Canadian Fellow Chartered Professional in HR Designation in 2016 by the CPHR Alberta on behalf of the Canadian HR Profession for exceptional service, impact on the HR profession as well as HR career (their highest professional recognition). Aly has been described by others as a leader who is a business-focused, entrepreneurial, results-oriented, innovative HR professional, passionate about making a difference. Aly has nearly 20 years of executive management experience in the field of human resources. He has taken a unique career path in different sectors and industries including oil and gas, energy, engineering, private enterprise and not-for-profit. And in each role, he has combined his executive HR knowledge with learning and making an impact on the organization.


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