Wow, a most timely topic has appeared on the forum! Now that I am on the job market, I was more inclined to go the consultant route. One of the factors pushing me towards this goal was tax benefits available to consultants that are not available to workers. However, reading this post and perusing CRA's literature that you noted in this topic, I am not sure what my work status would be if I were to accept IT work, spanning a few months to a year, carried out at the client's office location. IT work, in general, does not require much direct supervision and in the case of contractors even less. So, would I be considered a contractor enjoying better tax benefits or an employee? Because if after working as a consultant I do not get the benefits afforded to contractors, I might be better off as an employee getting at least some health benefits etc.
Once again, thank you for this forum. This is great.