Monthly archive for June 2024

The Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Labour Market Intelligence Report for June 2024 is released with a special report called: Surrey Business Landscape.Employment in Surrey in May 2024 was an estimated 3.1% or 10,143 more jobs above employment in May 2023; and over 14,175 or 4.2% more than in May 2022. This is higher

Surrey City Council has approved the award of a contract to Archistar Pty. Ltd. for an automated rule-based zoning bylaw compliance tool named ‘eCheck.’ This tool, contracted for a three-year term, aims to streamline zoning bylaw compliance issues in residential building permit applications, significantly enhancing the quality of applications and expediting the permitting process."The

Property Tax Increases Unacceptable and Unsustainable for BusinessesOver the past three weeks, the Surrey Board of Trade has received numerous complaints about the high percentage level of property tax increases for businesses.“Class 5 and 6 are facing average increases of 23.7% and 7% this year, respectively with one business reporting a 120% increase,”

Making Surrey a Technology Industry DestinationInformation on workspace rentalsSurrey, BC - The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) together with Western Community College (WCC) is pleased to announce the official opening of the Surrey Technology and Skills Centre. Strategically located in Surrey’s Health & Technology District, a beacon of innovation and opportunity

The Surrey Board of Trade is calling for greater investment in active transportation infrastructure in Surrey to ensure the city does not fall behind other communities in British Columbia. Despite recent provincial investments in active transportation infrastructure across the south coast, southern Interior, and northern regions, Surrey requires additional funding to enhance its transportation networks

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to welcome the announcement of a new renal hemodialysis unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. This significant healthcare investment, announced by B.C.'s Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Premier David Eby, marks a crucial step towards meeting the growing healthcare needs of our rapidly expanding community.At a press

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with the International Credentials Recognition Act, effective July 1, 2024. This new law, developed with 18 regulatory bodies and led by the Parliamentary Secretary for International Credentials, will help internationally trained professionals join Surrey’s business community more easily.The Act simplifies credential recognition for 29 professions, including engineers,

POLICY WIN: SURREY BOARD OF TRADE APPLAUDS PHARMACARE PLAN BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENTPharmacare bill passes in the House of Commons, heads to the SenateThe Federal Government's pharmacare bill is headed to the Senate after passing third reading in the House of Commons. The legislation would see the federal government offer first-payer coverage of some