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The Surrey Board of Trade’s 5th Surrey Labour Market Intelligence Report on COVID-19-related impacts indicates that 29,000 jobs have been recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. Now Surrey is in a net deficit of just over 8,000 jobs, down from a peak of over 37,000 jobs lost since the beginning of the pandemic.“While

Today marks the inauguration of new US President - Joe Biden as well as US Vice-President Kamala Harris. Congratulations to both of them and to their administration.This is important to Surrey’s business community because Surrey:1. Is a border city;2. Has the greatest number of manufacturers in BC that ship goods locally and…

On January 20th, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O'Regan, will virtually join the Surrey Board of Trade to discuss the current state of the natural resources industry sectors and how it will play an integral role in Canada and BC's economic recovery.“Canada's natural resources industry sectors - forestry, minerals and mining, and energy

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to announce that Dr. Greg Thomas, President and CEO of Surrey-based G3 Consulting Ltd., an environmental consulting and science firm, will be inducted as Vice-Chair of the BC Chamber of Commerce in May 2021.“Dr. Thomas will take on this critical economic role given his unparalleled track record…

The Surrey Board of Trade, in conjunction with Human Capital Strategies, through the Surrey Pandemic Rapid Response Business Centre, releases the latest ‘Surrey Business Leadership Perspective on the BC Labour Force Survey’ for December 2020.“Now that vaccines are being rolled out in BC and Canada, we must work to understand and anticipate the implications for businesses,

Two weeks ago, a private members’ bill was introduced during the BC Government Legislature session. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily cap fees that third-party companies can charge restaurants to deliver food. Immediate relief was needed to place a cap on fees that third-party delivery companies are permitted to charge restaurants to deliver

- Communication with Businesses Essential to Ensure Smooth and Cost-Effective TransitionAt the City of Surrey’s Council meeting last night, Mayor and Council approved a pathway to ban plastic checkout bags, foam cups and foam take-out containers and authorize staff to submit the bylaw change to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for

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