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The Surrey Board of Trade knows that today’s Throne Speech presented by the BC Government sets out general policy priorities and that the BC Budget, to be presented on April 20, will set out the details on how the government plans to pay for that agenda, and any possible revenue-generating opportunities.“The 2021 BC Government

The Surrey Board of Trade’s review of the March 2021 Labour Force Statistics is released.“BC’s job recovery increased more strongly in March to grow by 35,000 jobs, but there are concerns,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Full-time employment in BC decreased by 6,700. The youth unemployment rate in BC dropped in

The BC Government announced today that the minimum wage is set to increase to $15.20 as of June 1, 2021, after which a yearly increase will be tied to inflation – commonly known as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – to provide predictability going forward.“The Surrey Board of Trade was a leader in calling

The BC Government has released some funding programs to support the business community, and those businesses impacted by the recent circuit breaker provincial health orders.“The Surrey Board of Trade has been at the forefront of the call to ensure that business supports for those affected industries are ready on day one of health and

Surrey’s Top 25 under 25 Award Winners have been selected by the Surrey Board of Trade.Winners will be celebrated at a digital reception celebrating the recipients of the 11th Annual Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards, an event that celebrates the incredible initiatives of Surrey’s youth 25 years old or younger. The 25 winners

The air transportation industry has been one of the hardest hit industry sectors during the pandemic. The impacts are evident in both business and leisure transportation flights.“The air transportation industry has received some support that is available to all businesses, however, it hasn’t received support that takes into consideration the specific nature of its

The United States and Canada have an interconnected, complex, and, at times, strained relationship. The last 4 years have shown how quickly communication can break down, and the economic toll such a break down can have. While there was hope that the next four to eight years will be amicable, the recent flurry of executive

Today, the BC Government has launched the Agritech Concierge to help agricultural and agri-tech businesses grow, diversify, access new markets and attract investment opportunities. The concierge will provide personalized service to businesses to attract investment capital, navigate government programs and connect with other levels of government. This concierge will help companies understand and navigate the

The Surrey Board of Trade was one of three finalists in the 2020 Premier’s Awards in the Partnership category for contributions to TogetherBC initiatives, indicated in a letter sent by the Honourable Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.“The Surrey Board of Trade, in the chamber of commerce/board of trade industry, has…