Monthly archive for November 2020

Today, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland presented the Federal Fiscal Update. It was forecasted that Canada’s deficit will be $381.6 billion as a best-case-scenario, attributed to reduced revenues due to the economic shut down and additional, unexpected, stimulus spending to support residents and businesses.“The Federal Government is spending $100 billion to

The Surrey Board of Trade will present local government budget recommendations on November 30 at a public hearing of the City of Surrey Finance Committee.“The Surrey Board of Trade monitors public sector spending to maximize productivity in the economy and encourage growth in the private sector,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

SURREY, BC – As part of the Workforce Reset Labour Market Partnership project funded by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, the Surrey Board of Trade is releasing the first COVID-19 Playbook for Workforce and Employer Resilience. The Playbook is a digital document produced through a collaboration of Surrey service providers, the

Today, the US Department of Commerce has reviewed the softwood lumber duties, and the first step to help Surrey businesses that rely on the export of lumber to the US. Positive changes are on the way. Going forward, most BC companies will pay around 9% on shipments to the US, down from the current rate

The majority of businesses and organizations that are forced to shut down are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). These businesses are locally owned and operated and require the support of the government.“As some businesses or industries are asked to shut down temporarily and wait for health and safety plans to be approved with

Usually around this time, the Surrey Board of Trade is preparing to welcome 500+ guests to their annual Seasonal Sizzle event for a night of networking, fun and support for a local charity. Realizing that there is no safe way to do that this year, the Surrey Board of Trade is launching the Seasonal Sizzle

-        Surrey Board of Trade Pandemic Rapid Response Business Centre has released 3rd Surrey Labour Market Intelligence Report on COVID-19-related impacts.“This is the only Surrey-focused labour market report to inform decision-making and planning on recovery and resilience,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.“Surrey has recovered over an estimated 17,000 jobs from

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Provincial Health Office issued Province-wide restrictions. These restrictions will last for two weeks from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight.“Although previous provincial health orders created some confusion, these orders are much more straight-forward, and will help bend the curve of the virus. We

The Surrey Board of Trade observes and recognizes International Men’s Day today as part of their diversity and inclusivity portfolio.“Many people will be left wondering why men need a special day, but they do,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Having a city-building business organization like the Surrey Board of Trade recognize…

The Surrey Board of Trade will present the winners of the 4th Surrey Arts & Business Awards at a live digital event on Thursday, December 3 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm, with keynote speaker, the Mayor of Kelowna, Colin Basran. Mayor Basran is featured because of Kelowna’s innovation in bringing arts and culture into