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As Canada becomes a place of refuge, BC prepares to welcome Afghan refugees. There will be many difficulties and challenges on the road ahead for Afghan refugees and their families."This crisis has left many businesses asking how to help with resettlement and facilitate this transition so our new residents feel safe and at home

SURREY, BC – In partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) and Western Community College, the Surrey Board of Trade has received B.C.’s Community Workforce Response Grant program funding in the amount of $263,229.00.The project provided 13 weeks in a classroom setting of Digital Business Essentials, addressing market disruption from COVID-19, as the businesses

The US has introduced new legislation, the Cruising for Alaska’s Workforce Act, to provide a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) for cruises transporting passengers to Alaska from any US port.The proposed legislation introduced to Congress on September 23 would apply to cruise ships travelling between Washington state and Alaska

The Surrey Board of Trade, as part of their cultural industry strategy, will digitally present the 5th Surrey Arts & Business Awards on October 12th, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm."Arts and culture industry enhances the livability of a city,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “We need the arts

Today, the BC Government announced it will be appointing an advisory committee to develop a long-term provincial shipbuilding strategy.“A long-term shipbuilding strategy is welcomed by the Surrey Board of Trade,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “Surrey has the greatest number of manufacturers in BC. Through Canada’s Industrial

On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) will recognize 8 of Surrey’s best andmost resilient businesses in different award categories at the Academy Awards-style 23rd Annual SurreyBusiness Excellence Awards, the Resiliency Edition. Additionally, the Surrey Board of Trade will recognizeexcellence in innovation, environmental business practices, and international trade.

On September 20, 2021, Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada was re-elected by Canadians.“The Surrey Board of Trade will remain steadfast and resolute on economic policies that will support and attract business,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade.“Our hope and our continued ask is that all Canadian political parties will put…

Surrey has the highest population of urban Indigenous Peoples in BC."The Surrey Board of Trade believes the business community has an important role to play in reconciliation and has committed to ongoing education, reflection and promoting economic reconciliation with Indigenous peoples," said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. "We encourage businesses

The Surrey Board of Trade, as a part of the Premier's Economic Recovery Task Force brings you the following information:1. Who will need a vaccine card?Anyone who wants to access the following places or do the following activities after September 13 will need to show proof of vaccination:indoor ticketed sporting eventsindoor concerts

Surrey School District’s Meal Program provides daily nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to students that may not otherwise be able to access them. The Surrey Board of Trade believes that the business community has a role to play in supporting the accessibility of these nutritious meals.“As we move into a new school season after