Surrey Business News

YOUTH

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The Sur­rey Board of trade was pleased to wel­come Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau at the live dig­i­tal Top 25 Un­der 25 Awards event.

His mes­sage res­onated with the au­di­ence where he cel­e­brated the in­cred­i­ble ini­tia­tives, com­mu­nity and en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit that Sur­rey’s youth have show­cased. He was im­pressed to learn how Sur­rey’s youth are work­ing to­wards the suc­cess of our city’s fu­ture but also Canada’s fu­ture.

Sur­rey is on the path­way to be­com­ing the largest city in Bri­tish Columbia. In fact, 1/3 of Sur­rey’s pop­u­la­tion is un­der the age of 19. That is why the fed­eral gov­ern­ment ad­vo­cates and fo­cuses on pro­gres­sive, col­lab­o­ra­tive youth poli­cies. The Sur­rey Board of Trade it­self con­tin­ues to cre­ate en­trepreneur­ship path­ways. It isn’t only about build­ing a ca­reer; it is about cre­at­ing in­no­va­tive skill sets and build­ing the jobs of to­mor­row.

Given per­sis­tently high rates of youth unem­ploy­ment in Canada - even higher now as a re­sult of COVID - pre­par­ing youth to fol­low an en­tre­pre­neur­ial path is not only an ac­cept­able choice, but a strate­gic de­ci­sion.

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