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The Provincial Government created a COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant for businesses that have been fully closed due to the December 22, 2021, Provincial Health Officer orders. It is the second week of January and this funding is still not available. “Many businesses are operating at reduced capacity to protect the public, customers, and staff, which

A more transmissible coronavirus variant has begun to spread from South Africa, resulting in a spike in cases in the European Union and United Kingdom. The B.1.1.529 variant, now officially called “Omicron,” has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travellers from South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that “this variant has

The federal government is spending $7.4 billion to extend and create new COVID-19 supports for hard hit businesses and workers that will replace the broad Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), which expire this Saturday. The new Hardest Hit Business Recovery Program, Lockdown Support Program and the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit will start

With COVID-19 cases increasing at an alarming rate, our leaders face a difficult balancing act. The challenge for us is to chart a path forward that protects the health and safety of Canadians and their economic well-being at the same time. “The Surrey Board of Trade has been advocating for region-specific solutions for different parts

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

October 9, 2020 UPDATE FROM THE SURREY COVID-19 PANDEMIC RAPID RESPONSE BUSINESS CENTRE https://businessinsurrey.com/policy/emergency-preparedness/ Today the federal government announced the government’s intention to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses and other organizations that are experiencing a reduction in revenue. The government plans to introduce legislation to provide support that would help these businesses

SURREY, BC – The BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is providing up to $402,105 to the Surrey Board of Trade to deliver a Labour Market Partnership project that will immediately build and support Surrey employer capacity to respond to COVID-19 workforce needs. With this project, more Surrey employers will have the capacity

Thank you for your continued support of the Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey’s city-building business organization. Some updates for you below: 1. RENT RELIEF FOR BUSINESS: Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) will be managed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation –operational mid-May https://news.gov.bc. ca/releases/2020FIN0024-000754 Commercial property owners will be able to lower the rents

First, online applications for the 75% emergency wage subsidy will open on April 27: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html Second, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced new actions to support businesses and organizations dealing with the economic impacts of COVID-19. The Government of Canada will provide over $1.7 billion for targeted measures, including: $675 million to give financing support to small

Canada’s Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, the Honourable Mélanie Joly will speak at an exclusive Surrey Digital Town Hall on April 15 from 4pm to 4:30pm. Anyone can attend for free. Media are invited. Please email info@businessinsurrey.com to register – a digital meeting link will be sent to you. Minister Joly will speak