BBOT News

WorkSafeBC Rate Consultations


WorkSafeBC is holding a number of free, virtual consultation sessions with their Chief Financial Officer and others from their leadership team to discuss WorkSafeBC’s insurance rates for the coming year.   During these sessions, we will provide an overview of the preliminary rates for 2021, inform employers about rate and classification changes, and outline what they […]

Read more...

Speech from the Throne Delivered Laying Out Federal Government Priorities ; Burnaby Board of Trade Pleased with Action on Business Supports, Childcare, Environment


September 23 – Today, Governor General Julie Payette delivered the Speech from the Throne, which opens the new session of federal parliament. The Burnaby Board of Trade was closely watching this speech to ascertain the direction the federal government plans to take in the months ahead in dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the related […]

Read more...

BBOT Members Define and Articulate Social Purpose


  The Burnaby Board of Trade and The Social Purpose Institute of the United Way entered a strategic partnership to grow Burnaby as a hub for social purpose driven businesses. We are thrilled that Burnaby Board of Trade members Chandos Construction, Return-it, Royal Printers and Traction on Demand have completed the Social Purpose Innovators Program that […]

Read more...

BBOT President and CEO Paul Holden Speaks with Canada Wide Media CEO Peter Legge


BBOT President and CEO speaks with Canada Wide CEO Peter Legge on the “How to Move Business Forward” podcast series about how to move business forward amidst COVID-19 including insights on engaging members, communications and outreach and leading during uncertain times. Click here to access the library of podcasts.

Read more...

BBOT Partners with Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam on “How to do Business in Vietnam and Exploring Canadian Opportunities” Event


The Burnaby Board of Trade is partnering with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam to support and deliver an exclusive webinar on “How to do Business in Vietnam and Exploring Canadian Opportunities” designed for Canadian small and medium enterprises in all sectors. This webinar will discuss how SMEs can tap into trade opportunities, achieve […]

Read more...

Patio, service area expansions, sale and delivery of packaged liquor extended


  The Province is extending temporary measures to support the restaurant and hospitality sector and the Burnaby Board of Trade applauds this continued support.  Read more and apply for these authorizations here. The extensions allow for expanded service areas, such as patios, and for the sale and delivery of unopened liquor products with the purchase […]

Read more...

New Motion Picture Fund Backs B.C. Stories


  B.C. creators and producers will receive help to get projects off the ground, with new government funding targeted for the motion picture industry as it restarts. “The past few months have shown us how quickly the motion picture industry can change,” said Premier John Horgan. “This new fund will help B.C.’s domestic film industry […]

Read more...

BC Western Economic Diversification – Business Scale-up and Productivity: Expression of Interest


  If you’re a western Canadian company looking to grow, the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program could be for you. BSP supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies. It offers interest-free repayable funding to incorporated western Canadian companies. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is taking steps to streamline and improve the […]

Read more...

BC’s Economic Recovery Plan


“StrongerBC” – BC’s Economic Recovery Plan September 17 – This afternoon, the provincial government released information about BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. Highlights of the announcement include a new small business grant, a new 15% tax credit on hiring, and a new PST tax credit on equipment and machinery. In addition, there is funding to build […]

Read more...

Burnaby Board of Trade Membership and Resource Directory Advertising Opportunity


Advertise your brand in the Burnaby Board of Trade’s annual Membership Magazine and Business Directory! This official publication of the Burnaby Board of Trade is distributed to a targeted Burnaby and Vancouver business audience, and is a great opportunity to get your brand front and center to a qualified business audience.  See the flyer below, […]

Read more...