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Insight Newsletter: May/June 2022 Edition

Stay up to date on relevant and timely business and economic news and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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SmartMoveSmartMove

More than 20% of Canadians are born in a different country. Connecting newcomers to Canada with valued employment provides opportunities for people to live self-sufficiently and to contribute to the economy. SmartMove, a partnership between Immigrant Services Society of BC and Small Business BC, is helping small businesses connect with qualified newcomers to Canada. SmartMove is a free pilot program accessible to:
• Small business owners or managers –
  Businesses in the Lower Mainland recruiting
  within the next four- to six-months
• Immigrants to BC – Newcomers seeking
  employment aligned with their skills and training

 Learn more about SmartMove and apply online.


Looking to Hire? Join us for a Youth Career Hiring Fair on June 2Looking to Hire? Join us for a Youth Career Hiring Fair on June 2

Whether your business is looking to fill vacancies or to hire additional staff, you can access local talent through the upcoming in-person Langley Youth Career Hiring Fair. Youth looking for employment opportunities from across the Langley area will be at this event. To register or to learn more, visit WorkBC Langley or contact Ines Montoya.

 


North America Celebrates Economic Development WeekNorth America Celebrates Economic Development Week

May 9 – 13 is recognized in the United States and Canada as Economic Development Week, a time to acknowledge economic stability, diversity, and growth in our community. Numerous business associations and sector organizations are headquartered in the Township and are accessible by more than 6,700 licensed businesses in our community. Every business in our economy makes an important contribution to the social and economic fabric of our community. We extend our sincere gratitude to all businesses in the Township that serve and support our community. To learn more about economic development in the Township, visit invest.tol.ca.


2022 BC Independent Business Survey | Assessing Buy Local Initiatives2022 BC Independent Business Survey | Assessing Buy Local Initiatives 

LOCO BC is looking for insights from business owners to assess the value of buy local campaigns for independent businesses in British Columbia. If you represent an independent business, please take a few moments to complete the 2022 BC Independent Business Survey. Data collected remains confidential and will be aggregated for analysis. For those that complete the online survey, LOCO BC is offering complimentary memberships and a draw for one of five $50 supportlocalbc.com gift certificates.


Small Steps Making a Big Difference | Langley Businesses Stepping Up for the EnvironmentSmall Steps Making a Big Difference | Langley Businesses Stepping Up for the Environment

Township businesses that are making meaningful contributions to reduce our carbon footprint and impacts on the environment. To learn more and to explore possibilities your business could consider, check out Tourism Langley’s recent blog Step by Step to Sustainably.

 


We're Here to Help Your BusinessWe're Here to Help Your Business

The Township's Economic Investment and Development team remains available to help support our local business community. Contact Val, Nav, or Dustin via email to invest@tol.ca or call us at 604-533-6084. For general Township COVID-19 updates visit tol.ca/covid19.