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CANADA’S FIRST IMPACT-INVESTMENT MORTGAGE FUND SET TO SERVE B.C.’S ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Tax-free impact investment vehicle supports housing affordability for BC tradespeople, teachers, firefighters  VICTORIA, B.C. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Essential workers in B.C. struggling to afford a home in the community where they work may soon have access to a new first-time homebuyer mortgage financing solution. A mortgage investment corporation (MIC)  launched by the non-profit BC Construction Association (BCCA) aims to ... Read More »

Private B.C. businesses will have to keep transparency records of beneficial owners

BRITISH Columbia is taking the next step in its fight against money laundering and tax evasion by requiring private B.C. businesses to keep transparency records of beneficial owners. “Hidden ownership is distorting our economy and driving up our real estate market,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance. “Right now, businesses operating in our province can hide their ownership behind numbered companies ... Read More »

Dylan Kular: Promoting Basketball for All

Abbotsford Basketball Association co-founder Dylan Kular, W.J. Mouat Secondary alumnus and community leader takes on senior management role with British Columbia’s professional basketball team.  Desi Today News Desk  There are some who play, but there are some who dedicate their lives in promoting a sport. Dylan Kular is one of them. Kular, a basketball player himself, discovered that accessing quality ... Read More »

British travel giant Thomas Cook collapses after 178 yrs in business

London, Sep 23 (IANS) After being in business for 178 years, British travel giant Thomas Cook has collapsed, leaving 22,000 jobs at risk and 150,000 tourists stranded, after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the holiday firm failed, the media reported on Monday. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator has “ceased trading with immediate effect”, the BBC reported. ... Read More »

Kater announces participation in ride-hailing as part of mobility as a service platform

Kater ride-hail to launch throughout BC by the end of the year KATER Technologies Inc., a Vancouver based technology company, announced on Tuesday that it will apply to take part in traditional ride-hailing in British Columbia following the provincial government’s announcement earlier this month. Kater will continue to provide its current service using Kater-owned vehicles and licensed cars (Kater cars), and ... Read More »

Canada to attract more workers to agri-food sector

July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is launching a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. “Today we are delivering on something that employers, unions, and migrant workers have been calling on government to do for over a decade – ... Read More »

B.C. immigrants earn less, see their work credentials devalued: Vancity report

NEW Canadians in B.C. earn eight per cent less than workers who are at least third generation Canadian, while immigrants in Vancouver earn 18 per cent less, a new Vancity report has found. Recognizing the Problem: Workplace credentials and the newcomer experience in B.C also shows that B.C. immigrants with the same workplace credentials and language abilities as third-plus generation Canadians earn ... Read More »

Meet the future leaders: Inspiring South Asian Youth

The South Asian immigrant community has made a special place in the hearts of Canadians with all the hard work and commitment to help other community members. Now generation next is ready to take Canada to the next level of development. This young generation is committed and passionate to serve the society along with building unique business opportunities. Many inspirational ... Read More »

Surrey Board of Trade partners with Surrey Schools to help students plan their careers

THE Surrey Board of Trade and the Surrey School District have signed an agreement to work together to develop programs and strategies designed to prepare students for their future careers. In order for students to fully appreciate the range of career options open to them, determine their values, explore interests, experience work environments and benefit from mentorship relationships, they must have ... Read More »