BBOT News

BBOT’s 2019 BC Budget Review


Today, Minister of Finance Carole James released the 2019/20 provincial budget, announcing a balanced budget which featured funding directed towards affordability for families, but little to support affordability for businesses or to drive future economic growth. Overall, the BBOT is pleased that the government is maintaining fiscal balance, and making investments in childcare, families, and housing, […]

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BBOT Calls on Province, Federal Government to Extend Skilled Immigration and International Talent Programs


The Burnaby Board of Trade is calling on the provincial and federal governments to keep two current programs aimed at helping businesses bring international talent to Canada and extend them beyond their June 2019 expiration dates. Provincially, the BC Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot provides dedicated and expedited service for the technology and creative sectors […]

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BBOT Supporting Newcomer Entrepreneurship


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) works every day to support and develop our local economy. Last week, as part of our membership on the Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, the BBOT helped present the “Exploring Entrepreneurship for Newcomers” conference held in Burnaby.  This conference provided inspiration, resources, and supports for immigrants and newcomers interested in […]

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BC Economic Snapshot – Collective Perspective Survey


In partnership with the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to share with you the annual BC Collective Perspective Survey, they largest annual economic snapshot of BC’s business climate.   This important report outlines how the business community is feeling about doing business in BC, and what key issues and concerns […]

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BC Assessments & Property Taxes – BBOT ISSUE ALERT


Many businesses are facing very high property tax bills because BC Assessment is basing their property’s value on the “highest and best use”– not on what the land is currently used for but on its future redevelopment potential. As a result, some businesses (whether property owners themselves or through triple-net leases) have faced soaring property […]

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BBOT Meets with Federal Leaders of Conservatives, NDP On Key Issues


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) met with the leaders of the federal New Democratic Party and Conservative Party to discuss the issues important to local businesses and ensure our concerns are part of the national dialogue. BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden, along with representatives of the Board of Directors and Government Relations Committee […]

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Self_Employment Road Map: Exploring Entrepreneurship for Newcomers


The Burnaby Board of Trade is an active member of the Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table (BIPT). The BIPT  has organized the “Self-Employment Road Map – Exploring Entrepreneurship for Newcomers” conference which will take place February 13th at the  Ismaili Council For B C – Burnaby. This all day conference is supported by community organizations, employer partners and […]

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#IBelongBecause BBOT Member Contest!


    #IBelongBecause Contest The Burnaby Board of Trade is kicking off 2019 with a member contest! Share a picture or video of you or your business and tell us why you belong to our incredible business community and you could win some awesome prizes. The contest kicks off Friday January 25th and runs until […]

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Update: Lane Closures for Gas Line Upgrade


  Important gas line upgrades by FortisBC are set to restart in February.  As part of this upgrade, construction will begin again in north Burnaby and then continue into Coquitlam, resulting in the following lane closures and traffic restrictions: Lougheed Highway and Madison Avenue intersection (February start) Lougheed Highway between Sperling Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Developing a Low Carbon Economy Needs a Regulatory System that Works


In this month’s 5 Minutes for Business, presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Burnaby Board of Trade, we take a closer look at Canada’s energy sector and how Canada’s regulatory system is limiting the ability to get energy products to market.   Read this quick business brief by clicking here or viewing below:

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