BBOT News

BBOT Ask an Expert Advice Sessions


We know these challenging times are causing a lot of change and transition for local businesses, and raising lot of questions along the way.  That’s why the Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to offer free “Ask an Expert Advice Sessions” to help businesses get guidance, ideas, and tips for their business in the areas […]

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Are you a restaurant that is still open and looking for more visibility?


  Then let the community know you are open for business!  The BBOT’s partner the Burnaby NOW can help get your new hours and delivery options in front of people in our region right at dinner time for an affordable price, starting at $320 for 20,000 impressions.    Click here for more information and details!

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Take to National “Canadian Survey on Business Conditions” and Help Steer Government Action


Your voice helps shape government’s response to COVID-19.  That’s why the Burnaby Board of Trade is urging all in our business community to participate in the new “Canadian Survey on Business Conditions“.  This nation-wide survey will provide information to help us advocate on your behalf, and will directly help government devise strategies for the survival […]

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75% Wage Subsidy for COVID-19 – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy


  To support businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, businesses, non-profits and charities are immediately eligible for an up to 75% subsidy on the wages paid to their employees from March 15 – June 6, 2020 This program co-exists with the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy program.  For businesses not eligible for the 75% […]

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit


The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is a new benefit will combine the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit.  This benefit is for people who have stopped working because of COVID-19.  This benefit is paid in blocks of four weeks in the amount of $2,000, which is equivalent to $500 per week. A maximum […]

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Supply and Support the Government’s COVID-19 Response


Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many businesses have been seeking ways to retooling to support government and public health efforts and to backstop our front line workers. BC now has a new tool, built by Burnaby-based software company Traction on Demand, to help businesses do just that. Supply the BC COVID-19 Response The B.C. Government […]

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Used Phones, Laptops and Tablets Needed to Help Our Community


Through the Burnaby Primary Care Networks’ COVID-19 Response Strategy, the Burnaby Board of Trade and partners across the community are coming together to find the computer hardware and other supports to ensure that families and children, seniors, people with disabilities and others in the community can connect and get the information and services they need to […]

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New Supports for Business and Individuals from BC Hydro


  BC Hydro will offer new, targeted bill relief to provide immediate help to those most in need, including individuals and businesses. Individuals Residential customers who have lost their jobs or are unable to work as a result of COVID-19 will receive a credit to help cover the cost of their electricity bills. The credit […]

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Supports for Families, Individuals and Workers for COVID-19


A series of new and enhanced benefits have been announced to support individuals impacted by COVID-19. For employment insurance and supports related to a layoff or termination, see our Employment Insurance page, or visit https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html  Federal Programs (for full information see Government of Canada site) Canada Emergency Response Benefit The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is a […]

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BBOT Speaks with MP Terry Beech on Government’s COVID-19 Response


Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden sat down with Burnaby North-Seymour MP Terry Beech on March 31 to discuss COVID-19 and the ongoing government response.  Terry shares what the government is working on to support businesses and individuals, and how his office can support those in North Burnaby.   Watch the video below […]

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