Double Employment

by Margaret

Can you be an employee and a sub-contractor?

Can you be an employee and a sub-contractor?

Please advise if it is legal to work for the same company as an employee and sub-contractor at the same time. S/he will receive both a T4 and T5016 at year end.

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Hi Margaret,

You haven't given enough details to respond. I'm not a legal expert but in general, I suppose it is possible to be both if the two functions are totally separate with each one meeting the criteria of CRA's guidelines of employee versus independent contractor.

I'm thinking something like they work in business during the day and you contract them to do janitorial work at night.

Perhaps other bookkeeper's can weigh in if they have encountered this while doing the books for a business.

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