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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 21, 2023 (Translated into French as well)The Surrey Board of Trade has received a $500,000 co-investment from DIGITAL, Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for digital technologies, for their workforce development venture ‘Intercultural Digital Hospitality Skills Accelerator Project’. The project is led by the Surrey Board of Trade with Western Community

The Surrey Board of Trade and the Mississauga Board of Trade are asking the Federal Government to enhance support for refugees to ensure better economic outcomes and workforce pathways.“Government assisted refugees fleeing oppression, persecution, violence, war, famine, and disasters are coming to Canada without a community sponsoring them and are trying to adapt to

Today a media launch took place to formally announce the Save Our Streets Campaign and Coalition. The Surrey Board of Trade participated in this media launch as a member of the coalition and the campaign.“The Surrey Board of Trade encourages businesses to join the coalition and the campaign to come forward to let the

Disclosed in a recent report presented to the Lower Mainland's Mayors' Council, a daunting structural deficit of $4.7 billion was revealed on October 26, 2023. This deficit reflects the expected difference between planned expenses and anticipated revenues unless corrective actions are taken in the years ahead.“These corrective actions could compromise Surrey – an area

On October 23, the BC Government introduced legislation that will allow internationally educated professionals, such as engineers, social workers, early childhood educators, paramedics, teachers and biologists, to start working. The legislation will require regulatory bodies to remove barriers in 29 professions and make it easier and quicker for those qualified professionals to seek credential recognition, no

The Surrey Board of Trade is urging the BC and Federal Governments to address major issues with the current funding structure for the non-profit industry including lack of core funding, and onerous reporting requirements leading to a lack of flexibility and innovation.“The current government funding approach for the charitable and non-profit sector needs to

Today, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released the BC Budget 2024 Consultation Report. The document includes a summary of many organizations, including the Surrey Board of Trade, and individuals that present to the Committee on a broad list of topics.“The Committee has endorsed many recommendations that the Surrey Board of