BBOT News

Province Announces Requirement to Provide 5 Days Paid Sick Leave


The BC government has announced a mandate that all employers provide employees with 5 days of paid sick leave each year, starting on January 1, 2022.   Read below for summary of the new rules for your business or consult one of our BBOT-member HR professionals for help: This announcement comes after two months of consultations, […]

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New 5 Days Paid Sick Leave Too Much, Too Soon for Businesses Hit By COVID Says Burnaby Board of Trade


November 24, 2021 New 5 Days Paid Sick Leave Too Much, Too Soon for Businesses Hit By COVID Says Burnaby Board of Trade Burnaby, BC –  The Burnaby Board of Trade is questioning the timing of the requirement that all employers provide five paid sick days starting January 1 as announced today by Labour Minister […]

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Businesses Engaging with Afghan Refugee Crisis


The federal government has announced that Canada will assist 40,000 Afghans in need of lifesaving resettlement, thousands of which will settle here in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland. The business community has an important role in making this resettlement effort successful, which can include making donations to the resettlement efforts, assisting with private sponsorship groups of […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Video: “Getting To Net Zero” Session


On November 18, the Burnaby Board of Trade held the latest in its “Sustainability 101” sessions, events designed to educate, update and activate businesses on the topic of environmental sustainability. “Getting to Net-Zero” featured a discussion with two Burnaby Board of Trade members, Vancity and Stantec, on what net-zero means for businesses, the different ways […]

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BC Chamber Invites You – Collective Perspective 2021 with Bruce Anderson


  Over 1,300 responses were received through this year’s Collective Perspective survey, B.C.’s most comprehensive economic snapshot – and now we get to hear from Abacus Data’s Bruce Anderson one of Canada’s most respected pollsters, on what the results mean for the future of the business community in our province.Join the BC Chamber of Commerce at the Collective […]

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Several Highways Closed Due to Flooding, Landslides; BBOT Calls for Urgent Plan for Repair, Hardening Against Climate


Several key highways are currently closed due to flooding and damage from landslides, severing vital supply chain and trade routes in and out of the Lower Mainland. This includes Highway 1 and the Coquihalla Highway, both of which appear to have sustained catastrophic damage which could take significant time to repair. For the latest details on […]

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BBOT Promotes Burnaby Business in Meeting with Consul General of India


As part of our economic development efforts, the Burnaby Board of Trade met with the Consul General of India and members of his team to discuss the advantages of Burnaby as a business destination, and to explore opportunities for economic collaboration between Burnaby and India. Highlighting our diverse and international community, and our strategic location […]

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Join Us in Celebrating “Purpose in Business Week” November 15th to 19th


The Burnaby Board of Trade is delighted that the City of Burnaby declared November 15th to 19th “Purpose in Business Week”. The Burnaby Board of Trade, the Social Purpose Institute and the City of Burnaby have a unique and strategic partnership to grow and accelerate purpose in business in Burnaby and beyond. Social purpose is […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Meets with Provincial Government on Immigration, Tax, and Sustainability


During three meetings with provincial government staff in late-October and early-November, the Burnaby Board of Trade advanced issues important to our members and advocated for changes to better support small businesses and help all businesses stay competitive. In the meetings, BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden and Director-Policy & Stakeholder Relations Cory Redekop advocated for […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Receives “Community Pillar Award”


The Burnaby Board of Trade is honoured to have received the 8th annual Community Pillar Award from the Burnaby North Road Business Improvement Association, in recognition of the BBOT’s work to support the business community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Burnaby North Road BIA, which supports and promotes businesses along the North Road corridor, recognized the Burnaby […]

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