Self-Serve Advice etc.

Self-Serve Advice etc.

There are a great many excellent resources available online that were previously only available as a subscription for a significant fee to professionals and academics.



SIMPLE TAX (Online Personal Tax)
Completely free – allows anyone to prepare a Canadian personal tax return, fee of charge. The application was recently acquired by WealthSimple – so you’ll have to decide whether you’re OK with sharing financial data with an investment management service.

Wealthsimple Inc. is a Canadian online investment management service focused on millennials. The firm was founded in September 2014 by Michael Katchen and is based in Toronto. As of August 2019, the firm holds over C$5 billion in assets under management.


BC Government – Ministry of Finance

Information on BC’s provincial sales taxes and tax credits.

The CRA maintains detailed tax information online. It has detailed legislation and policies available free of charge, including an automatic online payroll calculator.

  • Personal Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Taxation of Trusts
  • Payroll
  • GST
  • SR&ED



Law of Canada

The LAW of CANADA has its foundation in the English common law system, inherited when the period when it was a colony of the United Kingdom. The legal system is bi-jurisdictional, as the responsibilities of public (includes criminal) and private law are separated and exercised exclusively by Parliament and the provinces respectively. Quebec, however, still retains a civil system for issues of private law (as this domain falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of the provinces).


Canadian Legal Information Institute
All of Canada’s Federal and Provincial Laws and Regulations, as well as current case law.

Software Tools

Research popular software & services. One of the best sources of seemingly unbiased analyses of software functionality and popularity.







Completely free, detailed information on population, demographics, as well as business & financial results for Canada by province. For marketing and business plans, SWOT analysis etcetera…

2016 Canada Population and Demography

Canadian Demographics

2019 BC Small Business Profiles

BC Small Business Profiles



2018 North America Industry Codes, Canada

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