BBOT News

$15/hour Minimum Wage Increase Announced Today


Today, endorsing a report from the Fair Wages Commission, Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced that BC’s minimum wage will be increasing to at least $15.20 per hour by June 1st, 2021. This increase to the minimum wage will occur in four stages starting on June 1st of this year.  The […]

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BC Government Announces Rules for Cannabis Industry


    Ahead of the planned legalization by the federal government of non-medical cannabis use this summer, the BC government has announced how cannabis use and sale will be regulated in BC. How will cannabis be sold? British Columbians of legal age will be able to purchase non-medical cannabis through privately run retail stores or […]

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Burnaby Young Professionals Network Unveils Membership Model at Steamworks in Burnaby


On Feb 1st the Burnaby Young Professionals Network (BYPN) unveiled their membership model at Steamworks, Burnaby.  After sharing a pint with the group, President and CEO Paul Holden shared that the Burnaby Board of Trade is committed to the development of young professionals in Burnaby.  The BYPN group that has been working with the BBOT to develop the program, re-capped some […]

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Tools for Business Leaders Looking to Attract and Retain Talent


If you are an employer who wants to attract and retain talent – the Burnaby Board of Trade is partnering with the Presidents Group to help. The Presidents Group is a network of small and large BC business leaders who have found that hiring people with disabilities is a great way to attract and retain […]

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Apply for Subsidized Summer Students to Work in Your Business or Non-Profit


Deadline to Apply—this Friday, February 2nd! Are you feeling the labour crunch in your business? Take advantage of the Canada Summer Jobs program to find students to work in your business this spring and summer—plus get their wages subsidized to help your business succeed! Canada Summer Jobs is a federal government initiative which businesses and […]

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BBOT Releases Burnaby Business Sentiment Report — Big Bend/Glenlyon District


On November 28th, 2017 the Burnaby Board of Trade, the city’s leading business networking, advocacy and economic development organization, undertook a Business Walk to gauge the sentiment of businesses in one of Burnaby’s business districts—the Big Bend-Glenlyon area. A Business Walk is an economic development and business engagement exercise designed to generate real, on-the-ground information […]

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Kushiro Cup Nominations


Would you like to nominate a Burnaby Citizen to be a recipient of the Kushiro Cup Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award? Each year, the City of Burnaby presents the Kushiro Cup to its Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The Cup was presented to the City of Burnaby by its Sister City, Kushiro, Japan, in […]

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Nominate a Local Hero


The City of Burnaby is seeking nominations for Local Heroes – people who have made outstanding contributions to community well-being in Burnaby. To find out more and submit your nomination please visit Burnaby.ca Local Heroes.

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Province invests in B.C. community organizations to challenge racism


As a member of the Burnaby Together Coalition Against Racism and Hate, BBOT’s Tessa Vanderkop was pleased to attend Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare’s announcement for funding for 32 organizations across the province to challenge hate, discrimination and racism in their communities. Burnaby Together Coalition Against Racism and Minister Beare says, “We […]

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BBOT Reiterates Call to Move Family Day


                After five years of inconvenience for the business community caused by a misaligned BC Family Day statutory holiday, the Burnaby Board of Trade is reiterating its call for the provincial government to align Family Day with the holidays of neighbouring jurisdictions by moving the date to the […]

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