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Insight Newsletter: July/August 2021 Edition

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

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Township of Langley Named in Global Top 7 Most Intelligent Communities 2021Township of Langley Named in Global Top 7 Most Intelligent Communities 2021

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has named the Township of Langley amongst the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The Top 7 communities represent models of cooperation for economic and social transformation, by charting new paths together for lasting prosperity for citizens, businesses, and institutions. Our application showcased several stakeholder-led strategic initiatives in action across the community.

Learn more about ICF and the Top 7 Intelligent Communities.


Business Resilience ProgramBusiness Resilience Program

Resources within the Township’s Business Resilience Program have been extended for use until August 31, 2021. This program is a free, online learning platform available to all licensed businesses in the Township of Langley. It includes access to livestream recordings as part of the program’s Mastering Online Growth Bootcamp where experts share tips, tools, and techniques on eCommerce, digital marketing, and online sales to help business owners grow their business online.

Register now for the Business Resilience Program and gain access to:

•    Online Masterclasses, 24/7 
•    A community support platform 
•    1-on-1 entrepreneur-in-residence support 
     calls 
•    Bi-weekly live 'Q&A' webinar sessions 


Students Available for IT ProjectsStudents Available for IT Projects

If your business has an IT project that you would like to get started, consider BCIT’s Industry Sponsored Student Project (ISSP). The ISSP program provides students with real-life experience by working on IT or software development projects directly from industry. Participating businesses get to meet and try out emerging tech talent and possibly find a viable computing solution for their IT project. Submit your application by August 1, 2021 for September term consideration.


Experience the Township of Langley this SummerExperience the Township of Langley this Summer

Let Tourism Langley help you discover all that there is to do in the Township  this summer. Visit their website for the latest on where to eat, drink, stay, and shop. Discover authentic farm experiences, get a round in at our golf courses, enjoy an incredible food scene, explore our beautiful parks and trails, or check out events and experiences like the Langley Community Farmers Market and Langley Eats Local that challenge the community to support farmers by sourcing foods grown and processed locally. There’s so much to do right here in the Township of Langley.


Workforce Attraction and DevelopmentWorkforce Attraction and Development

Looking to fill jobs/vacancies within your business? WorkBC is a provincial government service that helps employers find the right talent and fill jobs, and helps residents find jobs and explore career opportunities. Be sure to reach out to the Langley WorkBC Centre: your business may also be eligible to apply for the Canada Recovery Hiring Program which provides a subsidy of up to 50% of employees wages to businesses that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

The Government of Canada launched the Jobs and Growth Fund to help businesses and organizations create jobs and prepare for long term growth. This program will help businesses by investing in projects that support the transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, future proof through digital adoption and strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada’s recovery and growth.


Join the Workforce Development Community TeamJoin the Workforce Development Community Team

The Township’s Economic Investment & Development team will be establishing a new Workforce Development Community Team in Fall 2021. The team will work together to understand local workforce supply and demand challenges, increase awareness about local job and career opportunities, build stronger relationships between stakeholders, increase the area’s competitive advantage for business and talent attraction, and develop a unified strategy and coordinated local approach to workforce development. If your business would like to join this Community Team, please email us by August 31, 2021.


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