Monthly archive for July 2021

Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland was in Surrey, British Columbia today speaking with the Surrey Board of Trade on a focused and solutions-oriented discussion to help business, their labour force specifically on the topic of childcare.“During my discussions today, I heard first-hand about the positive impact expanding access to

The Surrey Board of Trade sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Health Minister of Canada Patty Hajdu, Premier John Horgan, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix urging them to implement a proof-of-immunization model.“We support a centralized, Canada-wide approach to COVID-19 proof-of immunization that could be easily used to confirm vaccination status for

Today, the Federal Government announced a $2,210,000 investment to support the establishment of the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) to accelerate the innovation and commercialization of quantum technologies at Simon Fraser University, in Surrey, British Columbia.“The Surrey Board of Trade looks forward to working with SFU and the Quantum Computing Institute as they are a…

The Canadian Finance Department has clarified its position on Bill C-208, stating that it is part of Canada’s Income Tax Act and are planning to propose amendments in order to close potential tax loopholes on or after November 1, 2021.Bill C-208 removes the tax burden when taxpayers are transferring their qualifying small businesses and

Today, Canada’s Government announced that on August 9, US Citizens and permanent residents residing in the US will be able to enter Canada with relaxed border measures, but travellers will have to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada authorized vaccine 14 days prior to entry. They must also provide a COVID-19 negative test and

The provincial government, federal government, and Shell Canada are committing funding to a new BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy to decarbonize the economy and scale up clean energy.“The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with this news,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “Without public-private partnerships such as

The Surrey Board of Trade’s review of the July 2021 Labour Force Statistics is released for the period of June 13 to 19, 2021.The Surrey Board of Trade is confident that BC is well-positioned fiscally, economically, and public health-wise to move into a more forward-looking next phase of recovery, and into effectively managing communicable diseases

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Federal Government will be providing $1.3 billion in funding for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. The funding will create 16 kilometres of SkyTrain line, 8 stations, and 30 SkyTrain cars.“We are pleased that Surrey is getting the