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-notes federal deficit increase; SBOT urges the federal government to quickly move to a balanced budgetSURREY, B.C. – The Surrey Board of Trade notes that the Federal government’s deficit has increased in the latest Ministry of Finance Annual Financial Report released today due to an accounting process change as recommended by the Auditor General. https://www.fin.gc.…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2018Photo enclosed (Surrey Board of Trade with the Immigrant Employment Council of BC -IECBC- at the 6th Surrey Manufacturing Reception: Hanif Ladha-IECBC, Anita Huberman-Surrey Board of Trade, Eduardo Bananal-IECBC)The 6th Surrey Manufacturing Reception took place last night at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, hosted by the Surrey Board of…

On October 16, 2018 the BC Government announced that they will be eliminating Medical Service Plans (MSP) premiums. They will implement a new Employer Health Tax (EHT) in its place.“The Surrey Board of Trade agrees that MSP Premiums are a regressive tax,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “We put forward a

Today, the BC Government announced that it will be moving ahead with the speculation and vacancy tax, the first legislation of its kind to be introduced in Canada.The announcement indicated that BC will have the strongest protections in Canada against people looking to use the housing market as a resting place for both foreign capital

BC’s Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, Q.C., MLA, will be speaking at a Surrey Board of Trade lunch on Friday, October 26 at 11:30am at Eaglequest Golf Course. Mr. Wilkinson will share his thoughts on the present and future state of BC’s economy.Event: “BC’s Economy – The Present and the Future” Lunch with the Leader of the

The BC Government is working with ICBC, Ridesharing companies, and taxi companies, to introduce more accessible transportation options. Ridesharing and Bikesharing are a cornerstone of improved transportation and accessibility all over the world.Participate in the Surrey Hot Topic Dialogue to learn more about:Why this is important to businessesThe current statistics and benefits

- ISSBC and Surrey Board of Trade to announce competitive edge training for businesses to boost their bottom lineSURREY, B.C. – A unique cultural competency training that addresses the challenges faced by companies with a globalized workforce will be announced on Friday, October 19th at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778-152 Street) at 7:30am (Program is…

The Surrey Board of Trade, earlier this year, released a support guide to help Surrey employers manage cannabis in the workplace. Cannabis Legalization comes into effect this Wednesday, October 17th. We are the only business organization that has taken this proactive step for our members.EMPLOYER GUIDESAMPLE POLICY“What is missing from the consultation…

Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Manufacturing Industry ReceptionWednesday, October 17, 2018Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269-104 Avenue, Surrey BC)6:00 – 8:00 pm (announcements to be made at 7:00 pm)Surrey has the greatest number of manufacturers in British Columbia. The Surrey Board of Trade requests the honor of you and a guest to…

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Surrey Board of Trade will recognize 6 of Surrey’s best businesses in different award categories at the Academy Awards style 20th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards.The Surrey Board of Trade's 20th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards Dinner, with Presenting Sponsors BDC and TD Bank, will also feature the 5th Annual Corporate