BBOT News

Immigrant Employment Council of BC – Hiring Newcomers Webinar Series


The Burnaby Board of Trade and The Immigrant Employment Council of BC have partnered to make resources available to our members to help with attraction, retention, integration and inclusion of immigrant and refugee talent and labour. Date Title Discount Code September 5 Building the Business Case of Immigrant Talent IECBC-1 September 12 Addressing Biases in […]

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BC Government Announces Employer Health Tax Rules


Following its proposal in the February 20th provincial budget, the BC Government has now announced more rules and clarifications around the implementation of the Employer Health Tax, which will start on January 1, 2019. Those rules are explained below and in this Ministry of Finance EHT notice.  The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade is Hiring! Join our team as Events Coordinator


  The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for a passionate and personable individual to join our small team of dedicated professionals serving the Burnaby business community in the role of Events Coordinator.   If you’d like to explore a career with the Burnaby Board of Trade and are interested in ‘making business better’, let’s talk! […]

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BBOT Makes 9 Recommendations to Small Business Task Force


As part of consultations by the Small Business Task Force, the Burnaby Board of Trade has issued 9 recommendations for how the BC government can better support small businesses across the province. The Burnaby Board of Trade’s varied recommendations address access to government services, the cost of doing business in BC, and other barriers to […]

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BBOT Wraps up ‘Join in June’ Competition with 62 New Members, Thousands for Charity


The Burnaby Board of Trade’s ‘Join in June’ Membership Competition came to a close yesterday, June 28th, with the announcement of the results of the month-long drive to welcome new members to the business association.  Over the course of the campaign, 62 new members were welcomed to the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) and as […]

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Translink Approves $7.3 billion Phase Two Investment Plan


Yesterday, Translink approved its $7.3 billion Phase Two Investment Plan which includes significantly expanded bus service, new SkyTrain cars and increased service, upgrades to the road network, and preliminary work on a Burnaby Mountain-SFU gondola. The funding for these improvements will come from a mix of sources, including an up to 1.5 cent/litre gas tax […]

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BBOT Strikes Partnership with Immigrant Employment Council of BC


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) to help promote tools and resources available to our members to help with attraction, retention, integration and inclusion of immigrant and refugee talent and labour. Labour shortages continue to be a major issue for […]

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Transit Fare Review — Have Your Say


Yesterday, TransLink announced the start of public and stakeholder engagement for the final phase of the Transit Fare Review, which is looking at reworking how fares are charged to use the transit system. In this final consultation, Translink has proposed to move to a distance-based pricing structure for SkyTrain, SeaBus and future rapid rail projects […]

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BBOT Welcomes New Chair to Board of Directors at 108th Annual General Meeting


At its 108th Annual General Meeting last week, the Burnaby Board of Trade welcomed its new Chair of the Board of Directors, Andrew Scott, who begins a two year term as leader of the board, replacing Frank Bassett of Electronic Arts who now moves to the Past Chair position. Andrew Scott has served two years as […]

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5 Minutes for Business – The State of the Economy


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Economist, Trevin Stratton, Ph.D., examines Canada’s economic performance up to the mid-point of 2018 and considers what the latter half of the year might have in store for us, including on topics such […]

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