BBOT News

New Resource Guides for Small Business from Burnaby Board of Trade and BC Chamber of Commerce


Your guides to COVID-19 resources and business recovery The Burnaby Board of Trade and the BC Chamber of Commerce has launched 7 regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency to support businesses across the province as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic on their road to recovery as set out in BC’s Restart Plan. The resource guide […]

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Extensions Announced to Wage Subsidy, Rent Subsidy, and Canada Recovery Benefit for Self-Employed


July 30, 2021 Three important support programs for businesses and the self-employed have been extended through to October 2021. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy provides a subsidy for wages paid to employees for businesses facing revenues declines compared to pre-COVID levels.  This benefit is a critical lifeline for many businesses and has been extended to […]

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New Details on Extension to Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy


The Canada Emergency Rent Support (CERS) is now open for applications to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay rent and mortgage interest.  Read below for info and then click here to apply.  This is a distinct program unrelated to the Canada Emergency Commercial Rental Assistance Program from earlier in 2020. This program […]

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Canada Recovery Benefit


The CRB has recently been extended to run through October 23, 2021 and increasing maximum number of weeks available for the CRB, by an additional 4 weeks, to a total of 54 weeks, at a rate of $300 per week. Applications are now open — The Canada Recovery Benefit provides a benefit amount every two-weeks […]

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (July 5, 2020 through October 23, 2021)


To support businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, businesses, non-profits and charities are eligible for subsidy to help cover the costs of the wages paid to their employees. The deadline to apply for this subsidy is 180 days after the end of a claim period. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy provides a rebate […]

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TELUS $10,000 Small Business Funding as part of #StandWithOwners Campaign


Burnaby Board of Trade member, TELUS has launched the #StandWithOwners campaign which is offering small businesses the chance to apply to win $10,000 in cash funding plus advertising and telecommunications support valued at over $12,000. The #StandWithOwners campaign ended October 17.   Read the summary of the program below, then click here for the full details […]

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Canada Recovery Hiring Program – Subsidy on Increases to Payroll Between June 6 to November 20, 2021


  Canada Recovery Hiring Program The Canada Recovery Hiring Program is available to support businesses between June 6, 2021 through May 7, 2022 with subsidies of up to 50% of payroll increases in a period, over a base amount. That means as businesses hire new employees or increase hours/wages of their workers, this increase in […]

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The BBOT Applauds Government of Canada Easing of Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers


  Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the Government of Canada, announced today that it is able to move forward with adjusted border measures. On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated […]

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Social Purpose Summit 2021 – The Road to the Purpose Economy – November 17th to 18th


The Burnaby Board of Trade has partnered with the Social Purpose Institute and the City of Burnaby to grow the purpose economy in Burnaby and beyond. Social Purpose for business, is quickly moving from “Nice-to-have” status to table stakes. Businesses around the world are redefining their role in society to foster business and societal success. They are adopting […]

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Call for Volunteers – Help Provide Feedback on the Province’s Climate Preparedness and Adaption Strategy


  The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for volunteers to participate in a task force to provide feedback on the  Province of British Columbia’s draft proposal for Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. This task force will convene once or twice online in the following weeks and focus on advancing a “climate ready economy and infrastructure”. […]

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