Self-made entrepreneur Bassem Ghali can be an inspiration to us all. What started out as a side project at work turned into a hard-earned career in the world of search engine optimization. Bassem’s advice? Have courage and try new things! Get his full story in the video.

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New Brunswick is a fast growing community for small business. With so much potential for growth, entrepreneurs are flocking to the province to try it out for themselves. We take a look at a few small business owners’ successes in the province, as well as the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program – a free program to […]

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Sarnia-Lambton is a haven for small business owners. Unique factors such as low cost of living and community resources for entrepreneurs make it a desirable spot to set up shop. If you’re keen on being your own boss, listen to what Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) of Sarnia-Lambton has to offer to small business owners.

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The second annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) in Toronto brings entrepreneurial resources and inspiration to immigrants in the GTA. Initiated by Gerard Keledjian, Executive Producer of New Canadians, IBE collects local community organizations along with workshops and one on one small business clinics to provide a starting point for immigrants looking to start their own […]

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Many newcomers to Canada choose to start their own small business and getting things started without loans can be a challenge. Despite that, finding a conventional loan at a bank may be an issue for newcomers. ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a charity that works to guarantee loans on behalf of entrepreneurs who don’t have […]

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Immigrant entrepreneurs are receiving a leg up from the government of Canada with the new permanence of a pilot program that helps newcomers launch their Canadian businesses. The five-year pilot called Start-up Visa Program was designed to encourage entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada. Professionals can apply for permanent residence after their company is accepted into […]

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Evolution is key for a successful business. Advances in technology affect every business. But one thing that is a constant for an entrepreneur is the need for money. At the recent Immigrant Business Expo organized by NEW CANADIANS, we caught up with Catherine Leteinturier-Guisse, the Toronto Business Centre Manager of the Business Development Bank of […]

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Saad Khan came to Canada as an international student. He launched his start-up Parosi, a peer-to-peer tool sharing platform with the help of ACCES Employment’s Entrepreneurship Connections Program. Saad shares his story of coming to Canada and the support he received from the program to start his business.

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The number of immigrant entrepreneurs coming to Canada through the Start-up Visa Program is increasing. As of May 2 of this year, 51 entrepreneurs have been granted permanent resident status and about 50 more eligible candidates’ applications are in process. The Start-up Visa Program is a unique five-year pilot project aimed to attract immigrant entrepreneurs […]

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A networking event for Canadian immigrants who are seeking to become entrepreneurs was organized by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), through its Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) program. “Newcomer Start-ups: Building a successful business,” aimed to provide immigrants with information on programs and services that can support them to start their own businesses, to inspire […]

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