As I understand it, in the US and in Canada as well, non-competes are difficult or impossible to enforce. How about non-solicits? For me my contacts are my lifeblood. To be asked not to hit my list after I leave a company is akin to asking me not to do what I do. Do I argue this to a new employer during negotiations, justifying my position by saying that it's what I do, or do I just sign and hope they never try to pursue me after our relationship ends and I break the agreement?