The Surrey Board of Trade
Anita Huberman
CEO, Co-Chair of Surrey LIP Committee


The Surrey Board of Trade, in Surrey since 1918, provides businesses and organizations with economic opportunity, workplace development and education, international trade, government advocacy and business connections. The Surrey Board of Trade has 2,100 business members, representing 6,000 business contacts and over 60,000 employees. We support business, attract business and improve economic efficiencies for business through government lobbying. The Surrey Board of Trade is the go-to place for business resources and information. We believe that transportation and education are the two economic foundations of building a city.

Why are you involved in the Surrey LIP?

The Surrey Board of Trade is involved in the Local Immigration Partnership Table because The economic impact of immigration is an important topic in Canada and most especially to Surrey as the majority of the 1200+ new people moving into the city a month are immigrants. They are part of our human capital for our existing and future businesses. As a result ensuring they have the resources to participate actively in our economy and community through collaborative resources and organizations are an important part of the recipe. The collaborative work and communication of the Local Immigration Partnership that involves business at the table is leadership orientated.