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- Murad Al-Katib of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. is Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 National award winner
Toronto, 23 November 2016
Murad Al-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (AGT Foods) (TSE: AGT) - one of the world's largest suppliers of pulses, or legume seeds, in the world - is this year's Canadian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.
- Canada ranked in top-5 global investment destinations
Toronto, 21 November 2016
Despite nervousness with the global economy, Canadian companies are optimistic about the business environment in Canada. According to EY's latest Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer, 48% of businesses are actively pursuing deals this year. This optimism in Canada is also shared by the global community with Canada becoming one of the top 5 global investment destinations for the first time in over 3 years.
- Three Canadian entrepreneurs inducted into 2016 class of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
Toronto, 18 November 2016
In Canada, women own just about 16% of small and medium size businesses – yet fewer than 2 percent of them break US$1 million in revenue. To close the gap and help women entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their companies, EY created the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program, which today inducted 14 entrepreneurs into its 2016 North America class – including three Canadians
- Handing over the reins with confidence
By: David Steinberg, Co-Leader of EY’s Canadian Private Client Services practice
As originally published on FEI Canada F.A.R. member e-newsletter, November 2016
- Unlocking the keys to success in family businesses
By: David Steinberg, Co-Leader of EY’s Canadian Private Client Services practice
As originally published on LinkedIn, 23 November 2016
- Ready, set, grow: getting your business prepared for a transaction
By: Bill Demers, EY’s Canadian IPO Leader
As originally published on LinkedIn, 18 November 2016
- Where are all the women entrepreneurs?
By: François Tellier, EY’s Canadian Growth Markets Leader and National Director of EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year program
As originally published on LinkedIn, 18 November 2016
- Impact of the US election on clean energy and renewables
By: Gerard McInnis, EY’s Canadian Power & Utilities Leader
As originally published on LinkedIn, 16 November 2016
- How can we make social housing affordable?
By: Jeff Wood, Partner in EY’s Transaction Advisory Services practice
As originally published on LinkedIn, 15 November 2016
- Is the future of finance new technology or new people?
By Linda Williams, Partner, Advisory Services at EY
As originally published on LinkedIn, 10 November 2016
- Holiday retail sales in Canada to grow 3.5 %
Montréal, October 31, 2016
Canadian retail sales are expected to grow 3.5% this holiday season, according to EY. But to make shoppers' wishes come true, retailers should think like Santa and be the same jolly person in all places, for all people with a true cross-channel strategy.
- Steven K. Hudson of Element Financial Corporation named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ontario 2016
Toronto, 28 October 2016
Steven Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Element Financial Corporation, a North American leader in fleet management and equipment finance, is this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ontario winner.
- Gilbert Rozon of Just for Laughs named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Québec 2016
Montréal, 21 October 2016
Gilbert Rozon, President and Founder of Just for Laughs Inc., the organization that hosts some of the world's largest and most renowned comedy festivals, is this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Québec winner.
- 30% of Canadian consumers report decreased dependence on their bank
Toronto, 21 October 2016
Nearly one-third of Canadian consumers say they're less dependent on their bank as their primary financial services provider, according to EY's 2016 Consumer Banking Survey, which polled over 2,000 consumers in Canada.
- Murad Al-Katib of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Prairies 2016
Calgary, 14 October 2016
Murad Al-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of pulses, or legume seeds, in the world is this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies winner.
- David Ford and Andrew Steeves of BioScript Pharmacy Ltd. named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Atlantic 2016
Halifax, 7 October 2016
David Ford, Co-Founder and Chairman and Andrew Steeves, Co-Founder and President of BioScript Pharmacy Ltd, a specialty pharmacy supporting the unique pharmaceutical needs of patients managing complex illnesses, are this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Atlantic winners.
- Dr. Allen Eaves of STEMCELL Technologies Inc. named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific 2016
Vancouver, 1 October 2016
Dr. Allen Eaves, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of STEMCELL Technologies, a global biotechnology company that supplies tools and services to enable life science research, is this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific winner.
- Our investment in reporting technology lags global average
By: Fred Clifford, EY’s Canadian Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader
As originally published on FEI Canada F.A.R. member e-newsletter, October 2016
- Canada is ranked in the top 3 investment destinations for telcos
By Rohit Puri, EY’s Canadian Telecommunications Leader
As originally published on YouTube, 30 September 2016
- Atlantic finalists to take stage at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards gala
By Gina Kinsman, Partner, Assurance Services at EY
As originally published on LinkedIn, 28 September 2016
- Why I'm #AuditorProud
By Tom Kornya, Managing Partner, Assurance Services at EY
As originally published on LinkedIn, 21 September 2016
- Market volatility means cash is king for mining and metals companies
Vancouver, 29 September 2016
Capital considerations dominate the top three business risks in the mining and metals sector, according to EY's Top 10 business risks facing mining and metals
- Greg Orencsak, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat Deputy Minister, to join EY
Toronto, 22 September 2016
Today, EY announced that Greg Orencsak, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat Deputy Minister, will join the firm in November as Canadian Public Policy and Fiscal Innovation Leader.
- EY to honour Canadian social entrepreneurs with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Special Citation awards
Toronto, 15 September 2016
EY is recognizing entrepreneurs who positively disrupt the way we do business. Alberta's Robyn Henderson (The Uncomplicated Family), Ontario's Marina Glogovac, Aaron Pereira, Matthew Choi and Ryan Little (CanadaHelps.org), and Nova Scotia's Jessie Jollymore (Hope Blooms) are this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Special Citation award recipients. EY will honour their efforts at its upcoming regional Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards galas, starting in September.
- Wheaton family to receive the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Family Business Award of Excellence
Calgary, 7 September 2016
When Don Wheaton Sr. started in the car business in 1955 in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, he had big dreams. Now, 61 years later, both the second and third generations of the Wheaton family are running their many business interests across Canada. This year, the Wheaton family will be recognized with the Family Business Award of Excellence at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year gala in the Prairies region.
- Transforming your business by transforming conflict
By Bill Hamilton, Partner, Assurance, in EY’s Private Mid-Market practice, and Dean Radomsky, Partner, Tax, in EY’s Private Mid-Market practice
As originally published in FEI Canada F.A.R. member e-newsletter, September 2016
- Four practical cost-reduction strategies to help you remain competitive
By Ross Haffie, Partner, Assurance at EY, and Kevin Hamel, Partner, Assurance, in EY’s Private Mid-Market practice
As originally published on Financial Post, 21 September 2016
- The digital revolution for young entrepreneurs
By Kim Dalton, Senior Manager, Assurance, in EY’s Private Mid-Market practice
As originally published on LinkedIn, 15 September 2016
- Agility in a volatile market can change the game
By Bruce Sprague, EY’s National Mining & Metals Leader
As originally published on Canadian Mining Journal, 1 September 2016
- US$200B in global wealth management revenue at stake as client expectations shift
Toronto, 25 August 2016
Globally, up to US$200B in revenue may be at stake, as 40% of all clients surveyed are open to switching wealth managers under the right circumstances, according to EY's 2016 global wealth management report, The experience factor: the new growth engine in wealth management. Firms that fail to make strategic investments to deliver a superior client experience may risk losing a substantial portion of their current business, the report finds.
- Eddy family to be honoured with Entrepreneur Of The Year family business award
Halifax, 16 August 2016
The Eddy Group of Companies has literally built the foundation of Atlantic Canada over the past century. To celebrate their success and contributions to the community this fall, EY is honouring the Eddy family with the EY Family Business Award of Excellence.
- Canadian Mining Eye index sees incredible gains in Q2: EY
Toronto, 11 August 2016
EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index gained 42% during Q2 2016, outperforming indexes around the world. This follows a gain of 26% in the Canadian index in Q1, which was already a significant turnaround compared to 2015.
- Defining the road map for growth in wealth management
By Gregory Smith, EY’s National Wealth Management Advisory Leader
As originally published on YouTube, 25 August 2016
- Power transactions and trends Q2 2016
By Gerard McInnis, EY’s Canadian Power & Utilities Leader
As originally published on LinkedIn, 24 August 2016
- Finding a purpose for family philanthropy
By David Fabian, EY’s Canadian Private Mid-Market practice Co-Leader
As originally published on LinkedIn, 23 August 2016
- The Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific region finalists are innovative and disruptive
By Lui Petrollini, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Program Director
As originally published on LinkedIn, 22 August 2016
- Saputo family to be honoured with family business award
Montreal, 26 July 2016
When you open a fridge in any Canadian home, there's a good chance there's a Saputo product inside. What started as a local cheese company has grown over the past 62 years to become one of the top 10 dairy processors in the world. From humble beginnings, the Company has since expanded its product offerings and reach to worldwide consumers, while remaining true to its roots. This fall, EY will celebrate the Saputo family with the EY Family Business Award of Excellence.
- Back-to-school spending to increase 4.5 % in Canada
Montreal, 20 July 2016
Back-to-school spending in Canada this year is set to increase 4.5% over last year, according to EY. Retailers will win their share of the spending pie by targeting not only parents who want to set their children up for success, but also Gen Z - the teens and tweens who are the first true digital natives.
- M&A most common reason for mining and metals companies delisting from TSX
Vancouver, 19 July 2016
More than ten percent of mining and metals companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Toronto Venture Exchange delisted between 2014 and 2015, the most recent data available. According to a new EY report, M&A activity was the most common reason for delisting.
- EY and OpenText Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Enhanced Enterprise Information Management Solutions
New York/Toronto, July 11, 2016
EY today announced a strategic alliance with OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), to expand EY's digital and analytical services and address information management issues more effectively in a connected workspace, particularly for EY's clients leveraging SAP® software.
- Pacific region's most disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs named finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program
Vancouver, 6 July 2016
EY is recognizing an impressive group of Pacific region entrepreneurs for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. Today, the firm named 41 finalists across 10 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific 2016 awards program.
- Prairies' most disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs named finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program
Calgary, 6 July 2016
EY is recognizing an impressive group of Prairies entrepreneurs for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. Today, the firm named 50 finalists across 10 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Prairies 2016 awards program.
- Ontario's most disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs named finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program
Toronto, 6 July 2016
EY is recognizing an impressive group of Ontario entrepreneurs for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. Today, the firm named 50 finalists across 10 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ontario 2016 awards program.
- Québec's most disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs named finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program
Montréal, 6 July 2016
EY is recognizing an impressive group of Québec entrepreneurs for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. Today, the firm named 33 finalists across 9 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Québec 2016 awards program.
- Atlantic's most disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs named finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program
Halifax, 6 July 2016
EY is recognizing an impressive group of Atlantic entrepreneurs for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. Today, the firm named 26 finalists across 7 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Atlantic 2016 awards program.
- Private company owners are on the look out for acquisitions. Here’s how to start the process on the right foot
By Joe Healey, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services at EY, and Brock McMillan, Partner, Corporate Finance at EY
As originally published on Financial Post, 18 July 2016
- How Canadian CFOs can meet their organization’s future needs
By Terry McKay, EY’s Canadian Finance Leader, Performance Improvement
As originally published in FEI Canada F.A.R. member e-newsletter, July 2016
- 63% of Canadian CFOs have trouble focusing on strategic priorities
Toronto, June 29, 2016
Globally, the role of the CFO has evolved to include more operational and strategic responsibilities, according to EY's DNA of the CFO report. This change is happening in Canada, too, but at a much slower pace.
- 2016 EY Charity Golf Classic raises over $270,000
Toronto, June 27, 2016
On 8 June, 2016, EY partners, staff and the business community participated in the 18th EY Charity Golf Classic. This year’s event raised over $270,000 which will support the Peter Munk Centre for Cardiac Care (PMCC).
- Canadian companies make big bets on power and utilities deals in Q1 2016
Calgary, 20 June 2016
Canadian investors buying assets in the US accounted for three of five US power and utilities megadeals in Q1 2016, totalling more than US$18b. This comes as global power and utilities total deal value continued to climb overall, reaching a five-year high of US$44.4b in Q1- a 50% increase over the same period last year, according to EY's latest Power transactions and trends report.
- Younger generations forcing retailers to up their game
Toronto, 16 June 2016
Gen Z has higher standards than any other generation when it comes to their expectations around a shopping experience - and retailers' survival is dependent on their ability to keep up. According to a recent EY report, e-commerce fulfills Gen Z's needs, and in order for retailers to be relevant, they must translate that experience in their brick and mortar stores.
- 64% of Canadian entrepreneurs expect to grow workforce this year
Toronto, 6 June 2016
Sixty-four percent of Canadian entrepreneurs are expecting to hire in the next year, up from 50% a year ago, according to the EY Global Job Creation Survey 2016.
- Canadian university and college students rank EY #1 employer for accounting, #2 for business 3rd year in a row
Toronto, 27 May 2016
For the third year in a row, EY's progressive and flexible culture is being recognized and embraced by Canadian university and college students. Today/this week Universum's Canadian Student Survey ranked EY the #1 employer for accounting, and #2 for business, second only to (Google).
- Canadian Mining Eye index surges ahead in Q1 after several weak quarters: EY
Toronto, 24 May 2016
EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index gained 26% during Q1 2016, significantly outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index and the London Metal Exchange. This is a large turnaround compared to just a 2% gain in Q4 2015. The index’s gains were mainly driven by an increase in commodity prices, largely on the back of a robust increase in gold prices.
- Private companies are finding balance amid uncertainty
Toronto, 19 May 2016
Since the beginning of the year, the Canadian dollar has hit a 12-year low and subsequently rebounded, the price of oil has been unpredictable at best, and commodity prices have yet to rebound across the board. But according to EY, private businesses are finding balance amid this uncertainty, and many are using the current market conditions as a catalyst for success.
- Canadian businesses more bullish about deals than global counterparts
Toronto, 12 May 2016
Despite the low Canadian dollar and other challenging economic conditions, Canadian companies say they are actively pursuing M&A opportunities in the near future. According to EY's latest Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer, 61% of respondents plan to actively explore acquisitions in the next 12 months, compared to just 50% of global respondents.
- EY named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada overall and Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work®
Toronto, 27 April 2016
EY was named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada again in 2016 by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. The firm is very proud to also be recognized as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada for Women
- Better workplaces help attract and retain better people, generate better results
Calgary, 20 April 2016
With more generations in the workforce than ever before, businesses are being challenged to offer workplaces and cultures that appeal to a diverse range of people. With that in mind, EY moved into a new office in Calgary this week that is a complete reimagining of the traditional office. The firm’s Workplace of the Future combines a flexible, fluid work environment with sleek aesthetics and enhanced technology, delivering EY’s people a space that reflects the firm’s inclusive culture and enables high-performance teaming.
- Canadian executives less likely than global counterparts to justify unethical behaviour
Toronto, 18 April 2016
Only four percent of Canadian finance executives could justify unethical behavior in an economic downturn – significantly fewer than 36% of global respondents in EY’s 2016 Fraud Survey. With Canada’s economy still struggling to rebound from slumping oil prices and a weakened dollar – that’s good news.
- 6 forces impacting life insurance in 2016
Toronto, 11 April 2016
The life insurance sector has to pick up the pace on innovation, according to EY's 2016 Life Insurance Outlook. Rapidly advancing technology and changing consumer preferences add to the bleak economic landscape, creating 6 forces for life insurers to manage this year.
- 7 forces impacting P&C insurance in 2016
Toronto, 11 April 2016
Canada's property and casualty (P&C) insurers are dealing with a host of challenges in 2016 so far - from low interest rates to the weak dollar to increasing competition. According to EY's 2016 P&C Insurance Outlook, they'll have to excel at managing 7 forces impacting the insurance industry if they want to thrive in this environment.
- Oil and gas quarterly financial results highlight need to improve operational excellence
Calgary, 16 March 2016
Cost cutting continues in Canada's oil and gas sector, and companies across the board are trying to do more with less to help drive down the cost per barrel and remain competitive. According to a new EY report, there are a number of innovative ways companies can get value out of the oil they are producing.
- EY seeks boundary-pushing female entrepreneurs
Toronto, 9 March 2016
EY is in search of extraordinary women entrepreneurs with the ambition and talent to scale their companies to full potential for its 2016 North American Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program.
- Distress and divestments to dominate mining deals in 2016
Vancouver, 8 March 2016
According to a recent EY report, financial distress among mining and metals companies is expected to shape merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector in 2016, with divestments picking-up pace on the back of volatility and uncertainty on the timing of a recovery.
- Innovators wanted: EY looking for outstanding entrepreneurs
Toronto, 1 March 2016
Canada needs a jolt of entrepreneurial innovation to jumpstart its economy. Recognizing exceptional achievement is one way to nurture and grow our entrepreneurial culture, and EY is looking to do just that. Today, the firm announced nominations are now open across Canada for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Awards.
- Talent: banking transformation focal point
Toronto, 29 February 2016
The brain drain is a very real outcome of the low loonie. US companies can now offer more for high-demand talent in compliance and risk. It's a worrying development for banks, but also an opportunity for them to re-think their long-term strategy and ask, who's the banker of the future?
- What will the federal budget mean for Canadian businesses?
Ottawa, 26 February 2016
The 22 March 2016 federal budget is sure to reveal how much the newly-elected government is prepared to act on its many election promises. With low oil prices, a sluggish economy and many sectors seeing declining growth, the federal budget is widely expected to offer some stimulus and assistance for affected regions, businesses and individuals.
- Five things to watch in Canada's energy sector in 2016
Toronto, 23 February 2016
Between oil prices plummeting, thousands of layoffs and the Paris Agreement on the global reduction of climate change, 2015 was a turning point for the energy sector around the world. In a new report, EY says there will be more structural changes before the sector finds its footing – and as part of that shift, transactions will accelerate in 2016.
- Canadian companies eager to divest and fund growth through strategic sales
Toronto, 11 February 2016
Divestments are top of mind in corporate strategies as companies look to extract maximum value from strategic sales, according to EY’s 2016 Corporate Divestment Study, an annual survey of corporate and private equity executives. This is even more top of mind for Canadian companies than their global peers” as 56% of Canadian companies are planning to divest within the next two years, versus 49% globally.
- A heads-up for banks: Canada’s FinTech adoption rates could triple in a year
Toronto, 28 January 2016
According to EY’s FinTech Adoption Index, Canada has had surprisingly low adoption rates for FinTech offerings—financial services products developed by non-bank, non-insurance, online companies. But while consumers here may be behind, the finding is a timely message for Canadian banks, as adoption could triple within the next 12 months.
- More than one-third of organizations say they couldn’t detect a cyber-attack
Toronto, 25 January 2016
Cyber security is a growing threat for Canadian businesses – yet according to EY’s Global Information Security Survey, more than one-third (36%) of organizations still don’t believe they can detect sophisticated cyber-attacks. That number is lower than last year (56%), but still a concern as the level of sophistication in attacks continues to increase. Because of this, Canadian organizations in both public and private sectors are collaborating to respond to this threat more effectively and in a timely fashion.