NRF ContractorCheck

Welcome to NRF ContractorCheck [Version française ici]. 

In Canada, an enterprise will typically engage two types of workers to perform business functions :

Employees : any person who works for an employer and for remuneration;

Independent contractors : self-employed workers who receive a fee for the services they provide on a consultancy basis.

With almost three million self-employed workers comprising close to 15 percent of the workforce in Canada, the Norton Rose Fulbright ContractorCheck Canada application can be a simple and useful tool for enterprises to start their reflection on the status of their workforce. This application is available in different jurisdictions so that international businesses can quickly assess the characteristics of their workforce and better manage the risks associated with the determination of workers as either employees or independent contractors.

Incorrectly classifying a worker as an independent contractor can have important consequences – incorrectly classifying an enterprise’s workforce may have major consequences…

Once you have completed the test

You may decide to consult with one of our professionals in our employment and labour team to discuss the results and the possible implications for your business. We may also be able to provide potential solutions if any risks or penalties are assessed.

The test will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time.


The Norton Rose Fulbright ContractorCheck Canada application is a general guide only and is not intended to contain a full analysis of the law, nor to constitute legal or other professional advice, nor a legal opinion, and you may not rely upon it. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada does not accept any liability whatsoever for any reliance placed upon the Norton Rose Fulbright ContractorCheck Canada application, or the report provided. Judgments in this area are heavily influenced by the facts of each particular case and we therefore recommend that you obtain detailed legal advice about the arrangement. The law around employment status is continually developing and changing and as such you should not assume entering the same details on another occasion would result in the same report.

Last Updated: 2019-10-11

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