Independent Contractor vs Employee Step 1 of 6 0% Many self-declared independent contractors are working in Canada illegally and do not meet the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) definition of an independent contractor. If caught, parties will be faced with severe repayment obligations for back taxes, unpaid employee remittances, interest and late payment penalties. Struggling to understand the difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee? Try our quiz! Level of Controlcheck all that apply The worker has set hours of work The worker receives vacation entitlement The worker has to report to work on a regular basis The worker is restricted from providing services to other parties The worker may not re-assign work to external individuals - it must be completed by worker themself Ownership of Tools The worker does not purchase or maintain their own tools/equipment Change of Profit/Risk of Losscheck all that apply The worker is paid an hourly wage or salary The company sets the wage increases for the worker The worker is paid even if deadlines are not met or if quality of work is poor The worker is not required to pay expenses related to work performed The company pays benefits such as health/dental/disability insurance for the worker The worker is not required to have their own liability insurance The company pays Worker’s Compensation (i.e. WCB, WSIB) for the worker The company provides a pension plan or RRSP to the worker Total Relationshipcheck all that apply The worker has an employment contract The worker has a contract for an indefinite period of time (no set end date) The worker is paid through payroll The worker is not required to submit invoices The worker does not bill the company through a corporation The worker does not charge GST/HST Thank you for completing the Independent Contractor vs. Employee Quiz! Please complete the fields below for us to send your full results.Name* First Last Organization Email* Consent* By submitting this form I agree to receive email communication from the OI GroupI agree to receive the Independent Contractor vs. Employee guide and subsequent email communication from the OI Group. Consent may be withdrawn at any time by selecting the "unsubscribe" option at the bottom of the email correspondence.