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Surrey is going to be the largest city in British Columbia by 2030. The BC Liberal Leadership election, with voting taking place February 3rd-5th, 2022, matters to Surrey because of our diversified industry base, human capital and international access points by land, water, and air."The Surrey Board of Trade is a non-partisan business organization,

The BC Government has indicated they will provide additional funding to help buy and install electric vehicle (EV) chargers in condominium buildings or places of work through CleanBC’s Go Electric EV Charger Rebate program.“As we move towards electrification and away from combustion-based vehicles, we need to build out our electric charging infrastructure and grid,”

On October 26, the BC Government announced that they will be making legislative amendments that provide local governments with the ability to simplify and improve their development approval processes. The goal is to increase housing supply, reduce red tape, and lower costs to development.“The Surrey Board of Trade believes that these changes will help

Today, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet, making big changes and choosing ministers who he says will be able to act quickly on priority issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic response, climate change, foreign affairs and Indigenous relations.“The Surrey Board of Trade remains steadfast and resolute on economic policies that will

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

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national proof of vaccination for Canadians which will be available by late November or early December.  He says all provinces and territories have confirmed that they will be moving forward with a standardized national Proof of Vaccination.  BC has not yet put in place the national standard.  The standardized document will

At the annual Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention to be held virtually on October 27-28, the Surrey Board of Trade will be seeking support for 12 federal government policies from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 Canadian businesses. The Surrey Board of Trade will release their

At the October 18 Council Meeting, the City of Surrey approved a corporate report tasking staff with the duty to implement reduced permitting timelines. To minimize the wait time between applying and receiving a building or rezoning permit, Surrey City Council has approved a Guaranteed Permitting Timeline.“The Surrey Board of Trade applauds the City

Surrey Council has approved a corporate report which will extend the Parking to Patio program until October 31, 2022. The corporate report originally said the extension was only to June 2022, but today a media release from the City of Surrey indicated an extension to October 31, 2022. This allows for businesses to continue to

-Surrey Board of Trade will announced winners in 8 award categoriesOn Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Surrey Board of Trade will recognize eight winners at the 23rd Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards – the Resiliency Edition, presented by Grant Thornton LLP and TD Bank, including the coveted Surrey Business Person of the Year Award.