BBOT News

Get 75% Funding to Hire with Canada Summer Jobs Program


Local businesses can access 75% funding to hire a youth employee (aged 15-30) through the expanded Canada Summer Jobs Program.   Applications are being accepted until January 29, 2021 and the program is open to all private companies and non-profits with 50 or fewer full-time employees. See highlights of the program below, or see the full […]

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Only Vaccines Will Truly Help Business Community – Read the Latest Column from BBOT President & CEO


Read the latest column from Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden in the Burnaby NOW about why the business community needs a robust recovery in 2021 and how a rapid vaccine roll-out is the only way to get there. “Our primary focus and driving impetus must now be to stamp out the […]

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BBOT Task Force Encourages Greater Environmental Incentives and Green Procurement from Province


Following a review by a special member task force comprised of local businesses and professionals, the Burnaby Board of Trade is urging the provincial government and Environment Minister George Heyman to create more incentives to encourage businesses to adopt green products and practices, and to embed more sustainability into government procurement. In a letter to […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Working to Improve Transportation and Traffic


Transportation is a fundamental driver of our economy, impacting how goods get to market, how employees get to work, and how services are provided to customers. The Burnaby Board of Trade is working hard to represent the interests of businesses and our members during the City of Burnaby’s development of a new Burnaby Transportation Plan. […]

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Supporting Our Members and Local Business This Holiday Season


Supporting our members and our local business community is critically important to the health and resilience of our community.  That’s why the Burnaby Board of Trade ran a number of Buy Local campaigns this November and December that reached tens of thousands of readers and viewers across multiple platforms and channels. Starting at the end […]

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5 Minutes for Business: New Years Resolutions for the Canadian Cannabis Industry


In this latest 5 Minutes for Business report, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we look at the cannabis industry. There was a lot of economic optimism and excitement when Canada became the first large, developed country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis for adult use in […]

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BC Recovery Benefit


  The BC Recovery Benefit  is a one-time direct deposit payment for eligible families, single parents or individuals. Benefit eligibility is based on net income from your 2019 tax return. You must apply to receive the benefit. Applications open December 18, 2020. The Benefit: Families and Single Parents The benefit is $1,000 for eligible families and […]

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Forgivable Loan Program Extended and Expanded for Businesses


  Starting on December 4 and running until March 31, 2021, the Canada Emergency Business Account program is being extended — eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are now able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was […]

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This year, Christmas is covered!


  While the holidays may look different this year, let our local businesses help you celebrate the season safely and easily! From fresh turkeys ready for you to bake, to sumptuous desserts and sides, to completely prepared feasts, let our Burnaby Board of Trade members help you celebrate the season with festive meals and treats […]

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The Burnaby Board of Trade Wants Your Feedback


  The Burnaby Board of Trade in association with the BC Chamber of Commerce Network wants feedback on how COVID-19 is impacting your business. After the previous COVID ‘Pulse Check’ Survey, the BC government acted on the BC Chamber network and other business associations’ request to further extended the temporary layoff provision in the Employment Standards Act […]

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