Photo courtesy of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
(TRI-CITIES) August 23, 2022 — Tri-Cities Chamber CEO Leslie Courchesne joined a meeting hosted by the BC Chamber of Commerce with Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Sean Fraser. Attended by 40 leaders of chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across BC, the discussion focused on immigration application wait times, the labour shortage, foreign credential recognition, and immigrant settlement services. Following the meeting, Minister Fraser announced actions to address the immigration backlogs to fill vacant positions and help businesses grow.
The conversation followed up on issues raised at the Tri-Cities Chamber roundtable with Minister Fraser in April, 2022.
Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 800+ businesses from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong community. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.