BBOT News

New Rules For Employers Hiring Under 16 Youth Come Into Effect October 15


The Burnaby Board of Trade is reminding our member employers who may hire youth in their businesses that changes to employment standards regarding young people will be come into force on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The changes raise the general working age in British Columbia from 12 to 16 and define the types of jobs that […]

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Local Business Support Grant – Featured Recipient: Associated Fire Safety


In response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Burnaby Board of Trade launched a grant program to support our members that was unprecedented amongst chambers of commerce and boards of trade.  Funded and administered directly by the BBOT, the Local Business Support Grant sought to help our local members invest in new equipment, education or […]

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Finalists Announced for the 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


  October 6, 2021 — Today, the Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to announce the finalists for each of the 9 categories for the 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards (BBEAs) . The BBEAs is a joint program of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade, and represent an opportunity to […]

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Burnaby Patio Program Partially Extended Through June 1, New Permanent Program To Be Developed


October 5, 2021 — At last night’s Burnaby City Council meeting, a partial extension was granted to the City’s patio expansion program which saw restaurants, cafes and breweries able to set up temporary patios in parking lots, on sidewalks, and in some cases on city streets.   Slated for expiration on October 31, the program has […]

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BBOT November Member Drive – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Help us grow our membership!


  The Burnaby Board of Trade is recruiting volunteers to help us grow our membership. As a valued and engaged member, you understand how important a robust BBOT membership is to our work of creating a thriving economy and community in Burnaby. As a member-based not-for-profit, growing our member base helps us drive opportunities and […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade 2021 “Join in November” Membership Drive Call for Partner Charity Submissions


The Burnaby Board of Trade is inviting expressions of interest from three charities to partner with us on this year’s “Join in November” Membership Campaign! The “Join in November” Membership Campaign is all about growing our business community, and in doing so we want to help support some local charities and non-profit organizations too!  Through […]

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BBOT Hosts Annual “Green Talks!” Sustainability Forum — Watch the Video!


  On September 28, the Burnaby Board of Trade held the 2021 iteration of its annual Green Talks! environmental forum, featuring the popular rapid-fire presentation style the event has become known for.   The recording of the event is available for viewing here or see video at bottom. Presented by Platinum Sponsor Traction on Demand, and supported by Gold Sponsors Alexander College, […]

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Just Extended! — PST Rebate on Machinery and Equipment


This program has been extended through to March 31, 2022 The new PST Rebate on Machinery and Equipment is a temporary measure that acts like a PST refund and allows corporations to apply to receive an amount equal to the PST they paid between September 17, 2020 and March 31, 2022 on qualifying machinery and equipment. […]

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September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


  The federal government has made September 30 an annual, federal statutory holiday to be marked as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to recognize the history and trauma of the residential school system. While this new holiday is specifically a federal statutory holiday, impacting only those businesses which are federally regulated or are […]

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Hiring Grant – Innovator Skills Initiative Expanded to $10,000


To provincial government has expanded the Innovator Skills Initiative to provide up to $10,000 to help both tech and non-tech employers hire new employees from under-represented groups as long as they are working in a ‘tech role’.   A ‘tech role’  is one that is enabled with technology that requires a level of education, certification, micro credential to […]

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