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In this section, you can catch Season 1 of Newcomer Rise Up, a 12-episode series on Canadian newcomers, immigrants and refugees owning their unique skills, experiences and identity to build inclusive communities and thrive through entrepreneurship.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of New Canadians TV Network, Newcomer Rise Up and/or any entities the participants represent.

#NewcomerRiseUp with Andreas Souvaliotis | Episode 12 (Season Finale)

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When was the last time you reflected on the traits that make you unique and how you are harnessing those traits? Andreas Souvaliotis is a Greek-Canadian misfit. He is the author of the best-selling book, Misfit, which will urge you to reexamine the negative connotation surrounding the word and realize that we are all misfits […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Alwar Pillai | Episode 5

#NewcomerRiseUp with Ritika Dutt | Episode 10

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Born in India, raised in Hong Kong and Singapore and living in Canada, Ritika Dutt’s multi-cultural upbringing and blended identity will resonate with many third culture newcomers. Ritika is an Indian-Canadian entrepreneur and co-founder of the technology company Botler AI. Having faced a months-long workplace harassment ordeal that resulted in her resigning from her position for […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Nouhaila Chelkhaoui | Episode 8

#NewcomerRiseUp with Adil Qawi | Episode 9

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Adil Qawi, in his own words, has been an immigrant many times over. Born in Qatar, having travelled to over 70 countries, and lived in five, Adil is a Pakistani-Canadian entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Greenlid, a Canadian startup focused on replacing single-use plastics with truly natural and compostable materials. In this episode, Adil and […]

An immigrant success story: Bhanu Aery

#NewcomerRiseUp with Nouhaila Chelkhaoui | Episode 8

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Nouhaila Chelkhaoui is a Moroccan-Canadian entrepreneur and the founder of Scale Without Borders, a startup advancing the participation of newcomers in tech. She came to Canada at the age of 17 as an international student, much like #NewcomerRiseUp host, Trishala. By 23, Nouhaila joined her first technology startup, before joining the Ryerson Discovery Media Zone (DMZ) […]

Same Shoes, Different Doors – Interview with author Sukhjit Singh

#NewcomerRiseUp with Allen Lau | Episode 6

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Have you seen The Kissing Booth on Netflix? If so, you have Wattpad to thank, as the story was first published there. In this episode, Allen Lau, the CEO and Co-Founder of this global multiplatform entertainment company, takes the #NewcomerRiseUp seat. A Hong Kongese-Canadian entrepreneur, Allen leads Wattpad’s vision to entertain and connect the world through stories. […]

This Vancouver entrepreneur is teaching children for free during the pandemic

#NewcomerRiseUp with Alwar Pillai | Episode 5

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Alwar Pillai is an Indian-Canadian entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Fable, a leading accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities. As a newcomer to Canada in 2015, she dealt with a series of rejections based on no “Canadian experience” until she finally got her first gig. She waited on tables while working on her Masters in Inclusive […]

An immigrant success story: Sukhjit Singh

#NewcomerRiseUp with Tobi Oluwole | Episode 4

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Have you ever reapplied for a role at a company you were rejected by? How about reapplying seven times? Tobi Oluwole has. The grit, sense of humour and resourcefulness of this Canadian-Nigerian entrepreneur from Ottawa are unmatched, even when faced with challenges and ambiguity. He shares his learnings generously and vulnerably on LinkedIn, where he […]

At home in Hamilton after Egypt and the U.S.

#NewcomerRiseUp with Vartika Manasvi | Episode 3

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Vartika Manasvi is a serial entrepreneur and ecosystem connector who demonstrates the courage to fail and own her decisions with unwavering confidence in her abilities. A quick scroll through her Linkedin feed will show you her varied interests, and the ability to juggle multiple identities and apply her skills meaningfully to different contexts. In this […]

Amazing mentors and peers inspired me to do better: Yilmaz Ergun Dinc

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