BBOT News

Exclusive BBOT Savings on Summer Attractions


    BBOT members have access to exclusive savings on a variety of summer shows and attractions such as Playland, Vancouver Aquarium, Cirque du Soleil, Disney on Ice, and much more. Perkopolis also offers year-round savings on everything from magazine subscriptions to meal delivery services.  Plus, as membership is organization-based, any of your staff or […]

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BBOT Event Highlights Breadth of Sustainability Innovation in Burnaby


Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Sustainability and Innovation Talks event such a success! Held at the Element Hotel on June 27, Sustainability and Innovation Talks featured rapid-fire presentations from a suite of sustainability-minded speakers from across our region covering a variety of environmental topics. Speakers included: Karen Storry (Metro Vancouver) on eliminating textile waste […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Announces New Vision


Today, at the Burnaby Board of Trade’s 109th Annual General Meeting, President & CEO Paul Holden presented and announced a new vision for the organization as the catalyst, convener, and champion for Burnaby businesses and the Burnaby community at large. Paul Holden announced that over the course of the next few months, members and the public […]

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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion To Burnaby Approved By Federal Government


  Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal cabinet had again approved the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Strathcona, Alberta to its terminus in Burnaby. The $7.4 billion project is expected to move forward with construction starting in the coming months. The federal government is proposing investing all revenue the Government […]

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BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s op-ed in the Burnaby NOW on the impact of taxes


Read BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s op-ed in the Burnaby NOW on the impact of taxes and costs being layered on the backs of local businesses.  It is the last straw the breaks the camels back, and whether it is property taxes, employer health taxes, or minimum wage increases, businesses are facing unrelenting increases […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Back to the Future: Alcohol and Interprovincial Trade Barriers


  In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we hop in our time machine and take you back through all the interprovincial trade inefficiencies and hopelessly outdated promises made by Canada’s Premiers that are obstructing the liberation of alcohol trade. With Council of the Federations meeting once again in a few weeks, the Premiers […]

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BBOT Meets with Irish Consul General


  Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden met with the Consul General of Ireland, Frank Flood on June 11 to discuss the relationship between Burnaby, BC, and Ireland. The Government of Ireland is opening 8 new missions and offices all along the west coast of North America, with the Consulate in Vancouver […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade’s 2019 Sustainable Purchasing Report


Over the past year, the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Environmental Sustainability Committee has undertaken research to understand the impact of sustainable procurement and the barriers and opportunities for businesses in implementing and embedding it within their organizations both large and small. Based on this research, the BBOT is pleased to issue the 2019 “Sustainable Purchasing Report” to our members to help […]

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BBOT Wins Extension for BC PNP Tech Pilot


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is applauding yesterday’s announcement that the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s Tech Pilot is being extended until June 2020. The BC PNP Tech Pilot helps employers to address their talent needs by providing a fast-tracked, permanent immigration pathway for in-demand foreign workers and international students, and was set to expire […]

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BC’s Minimum Wage Increases Today to $13.85


  As of June 1st, 2019, the minimum wage in BC is increasing by $1.20 to $13.85 per hour. This is part of a multi-step schedule of increases which will culminate in 2021 with the minimum wage reaching $15.20 per hour. Businesses and employers should note that, effective June 1: general minimum wage will increase […]

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