Business

Business – Employers and Employees Resource

What makes for a strong economy are the businesses that make up our community.  The Surrey South constituency is enriched by the numerous businesses and business owners that make are integral to Surrey’s success.  Below are a few resources for the local business sector:

Resources:
WorkBC – A new, comprehensive on-line service for British Columbians seeking career and skills development information, employers looking to improve labour productivity, and skills training service providers interested in emerging best practices

Bizpal
 – an online tool that helps businesses streamline application processes for federal, provincial and municipal permits and licences

Worksafe BC –  promotes workplace health and safety, consulting with and educating employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. In the event of work-related injuries or diseases, WorkSafeBC works with the affected parties to provide return-to-work rehabilitation, compensation, health care benefits, and a range of other services.

Worker’s Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) – is an independent appeal tribunal external to the Workers’ Compensation Board, operating as WorkSafeBC (WorkSafeBC). It is the final level of appeal in the British Columbia workers’ compensation system.

Small Business B.C. – a resource centre for products, services and support to help entrepreneurs with their successful entry into small business ventures, and existing businesses at every stage of their development.

Community Organizations:
Surrey Board of Trade – serving the community of Surrey since 1918, the site provides recent announcements and events, a local business directory, the latest news and international trade information.

South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce (SSWR) – supports a variety of community organizations and events, providing its members not only with opportunities to increase visibility within the community and amongst local leaders, but also a chance to give back and get involved in making a real difference in the community.

Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce – encourages new business, while continuing to promote current business and town development and good community planning. The Chamber also provides ongoing liaison with the City of Surrey and participates on a number of committees.

Cloverdale Business Improvement Association – managed by a volunteer board of property owners and tenants to act as a voice for business and contribute to street beautifications, business development, safety & security programs, business advocacy, community events and sponsorships.

City of Surrey Economic Development http://www.surrey.ca/3463.aspx  resources designed to boost business in the City of Surrey.