BBOT News

New Federal Travel Requirements and Proof of Vaccination


Starting October 30, 2021, all travellers 12 years and older will need to be fully vaccinated to use federally regulated methods of travel, including: air passengers flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains marine passengers on non-essential passenger vessels, such as cruise […]

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New “Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program” for Businesses


  Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program replaces the federal wage and commercial rent subsidy programs which have run through most of the pandemic and provides targeted support to the tourism sector. The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery will provide rent and wage subsidies to organizations in selected sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry […]

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New “Hardest Hit Business Recovery Program” for Businesses


  Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program The Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program replaces the federal wage and commercial rent subsidy programs which have run through most of the pandemic The Hardest Hit program will provide commercial rent and wage subsidies for businesses not eligible for the new Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program, and will be for businesses which have […]

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Federal Wage and Commercial Rent Subsidies Ending October 23, New Targeted Programs Announced for Hardest-Hit Businesses


October 21, 2021 – Today, the federal Minister of Finance announced that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, two vital support programs used by businesses throughout the pandemic, would no longer be extended, and will end on October 23. In their place, the government announced two new support programs targeted […]

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Get Your Copy of the BBOT’s Business Resource Guidebook


October 20, 2021 —  The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to release its latest update of the Business Resource Guidebook.   The vitality and success of our community post-pandemic will depend on bolster entrepreneurship and encouraging new businesses to emerge, grow, and thrive. An initiative of The Centre for Burnaby Business Recovery and Resilience, the Business Resource […]

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Canada-US Land Border Set to Re-Open November 8


The land border between Canada and the United States is set to reopen to fully vaccinated travelers for non-essential travel on November 8, meaning Canadians will again be able to drive to the United States for family, business, or leisure reasons. Canadians crossing at a land border will be required to attest that they are […]

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“Local Business Support Grant” Featured Recipient – Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant


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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“Local Business Support Grant” Featured Recipient – MJY Fabrication


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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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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