The Securing Small Business Rebate Application Portal Now Open
The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation has launched its $10.5 million Securing Small Business Rebate Program, which will provide small businesses with funds for eligible commercial property crime and vandalism repairs or to implement eligible preventative measures. Administered by the BC Chamber of Commerce, the program offers two rebates: Reparative (up to $2,000 for each of 2023 and 2024) and Preventative (up to $1,000 for either 2023 or 2024).
The application portal opened November 22, 2023, and will close on January 31, 2025. For more information and to apply, click below.
Need People? Hire Youth with Disabilities Survey
Calling all employers! Young people (aged 15-30) with disabilities want to work, yet they remain an underutilized part of the labour force due to barriers faced in their job search.
CanAssist is developing resources, specifically for employers, to help them address the barriers and tap into this large pool of eager job seekers, and needs employers’ help to determine which resources would be most valuable.
Please take 3-5 minutes to complete this 10-question survey that runs until December 8, 2023, at 4.00pm (PT).
The Castlegar Confluence: Paving the Way to a Sustainable Future
In the heart of the West Kootenays, the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce is building a regional legacy, paving the way to a more sustainable, climate-friendly future. The rising tide of business and tourism growth in Castlegar & District has become a beacon of innovation, and at the forefront of this movement is "The Confluence"— one of the first Passive House certified, Mass Timber public buildings in Canada.
Connecting People to Jobs
Across Canada, there is a gap between the availability of workers, housing, vacant positions, and the increased costs for the movement of people and goods. One way to close that gap is to expand the use of Transportation Demand Management and create viable options connecting workers with the businesses that are hiring in Employment Areas. The Delta Chamber of Commerce is leading the charge - provincially and federally - to change perceptions and we invite you to join us.
FortisBC offers Renewable Natural Gas to reduce emissions
By using the existing gas infrastructure to carry renewable and low-carbon gases like Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), FortisBC is helping its customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions while meeting British Columbia’s energy needs. Renewable Natural Gas works just like conventional natural gas, so no costly changes are required to any existing gas appliances. This makes RNG an affordable option helping to transform B.C.’s energy future.
PRPA to Begin Construction on $750 Million Export Logistics Project
The Prince Rupert Port Authority recently announced the commencement of construction of the $750 million Ridley Island Export Logistics Project to provide expanded capacity and capabilities for rail-to-container transloading of multiple export products at the Port of Prince Rupert. The investment promises to deliver critical trade infrastructure to improve supply chain resiliency, strategic market access and enhanced competitiveness for Canadian exports.