BBOT News

Reboot Plus – Employer Baseline Survey


The Reboot Plus Program aims to help young people explore and develop their career paths. Our research team is trying to gain a better understanding of employers’ perspectives related to recruiting and hiring vulnerable youth. As an important member of our business community, please take time to fill out this very short (1-3) minute survey to […]

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We honour and celebrate Indigenous Veterans Day on Nov 8, Remembrance Day on Nov 11


The Burnaby Board of Trade would like to mark these important days of remembrance.  Today, on Tuesday Nov. 8 for Indigenous Veterans Day, Canadians are asked to reflect on the legacy and service of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples to Canada’s war and peacekeeping efforts.   Aboriginal Veterans Day was established in Manitoba in 1994 […]

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Canadian Chamber response to Canada’s Fall Economic Statement


Still waiting on a strong, clear path to restore economic growth – Canadian Chamber of Commerce The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, issued the following statement today in response to today’s Fall Economic Statement: “Today’s Fall Economic Statement was an opportunity for the government to lay out a blueprint for how […]

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Support for Employers to hire first-year apprentices – Skilled Trades


If you’re a SME in the skilled trades, now is the time to build you future workforce in 39 Red Seal Programs, with support from the Canadian Apprenticeship Service. If you qualify, you could get up to $20,000 for hiring Level 1 Apprentices. In additional to the grant, you will receive: Free access to employer-apprentice […]

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Pacific Blue Cross Announced as 2022 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pacific Blue Cross Announced as 2022 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee Burnaby, BC – The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that the member-based not-for-profit health benefits society, Pacific Blue Cross will be this year’s inductee into the prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame […]

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from large buildings in the Metro Vancouver region


Do you operate a building in the Metro Vancouver region? Metro Vancouver is developing an approach to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large buildings in the region. Large buildings are defined as measuring over 25,000 ft2 (2,322 m2) and include residential, commercial, office, and institutional buildings across the region. The proposed approach would […]

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‘Grow Your Business Online’ micro-grant update


Hoping to sell your products online or improve your digital strategy? Apply for a micro-grant of up to $2,400 through the Canada Digital Adoption Program. The Grow Your Business Online grant will help up to 90,000 small businesses take advantage of e-commerce opportunities. Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related […]

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Burnaby municipal election results: BCA regains council majority


The Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA) is celebrating after regaining a stronghold on city council. With all four incumbent councillors re-elected, and two BCA newcomers celebrating a council victory, the NDP-affiliated party now represents six of eight council seats. The BCA’s Alison Gu, had the largest number of votes of any candidate. Green Party incumbent Joe Keithley won […]

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B.C. Small Business tax threshold change


B.C. Ministry of Finance announced today that more businesses will be able to grow and recover through the expanded access to the small business tax rate here in B.C. Consultations with business leaders and experts in the field, showed that the previous $15 million taxable amount limited the potential for small and medium sized businesses […]

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B.C.’s largest business snapshot—be the voice of business!


UPDATE: Survey deadline extended to close on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 5:00pm PST. The 2022 Collective Perspective Survey is live!  How is the labour shortage affecting your business? What policies matter to you? How are you navigating the rising costs of energy?  Tell us what Burnaby business needs now.  On October 11, 2022, the BC […]

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