Monthly archive for September 2020

The Surrey Board of Trade believes that voting is a privilege. Voting connects citizens with their political process and lets their voices be heard. The simple act of marking a ballot tells our leaders what we think about decisions that affect our lives. By respectfully agreeing or disagreeing with our leaders we show that the

Childcare, Pharmacare, Business Support, Job Creation Positive Focuses in Speech from the Throne– Details in Federal Budget will be Critical for Sustainable Fiscal Investments and Fiscal ManagementToday’s Speech from the Throne in Ottawa was important to Surrey’s business community. Most endured significant challenges during the pandemic. Surrey, still, continues to grow by over

In a presentation today, BC’s Premier John Horgan, delivered the Government’s economic recovery plan called StrongerBC. BC’s total provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic exceeds $8.25 billion.“The Surrey Board of Trade was pleased to offer input into BC’s first stage of an economic recovery plan as part of the Premier’s Economic Recovery Task Force,”

SURREY, BC – Today, Minister Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a $50,000 contribution through Western Economic Diversification Canada to support the Surrey COVID-19 Pandemic Business Centre in delivering business economic recovery services.This contribution will help maintain the ongoing operation of the Surrey COVID-19 Pandemic Business Centre and support the

At the September 14th City of Surrey Council meeting, a formal declaration was approved to make September 20-26, 2020 as National Forest Week in Surrey. This year, the theme is "Healthy Forests, Healthy Future”. The City of Prince George is the only other municipality so far to have also approved this declaration.“Surrey is the home to many wood

The Speech from the Throne, to be delivered on September 23, will be very important to Surrey’s business community. Surrey is going to be British Columbia’s largest city very soon, as it continues to grow by 1,400 people per month.“We are living in unprecedented times and as such are at a critical juncture in…

BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has ordered all nightclubs and standalone banquet halls to close and did so without any consultation or advanced warning, effective September 8 and until further notice. Liquor sales in all bars, pubs, and restaurants must  now cease at 10pm, with those venues required to close by 11pm unless…

The Surrey Board of Trade Rapid Response Business Centre, as a result of recent BC Government funding, has released the first-of-its-kind series of Surrey labour market intelligence reports on COVID-related impacts. In addition, a Surrey business leadership perspective on the monthly Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) statistics is provided.“This report is the only one