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#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) […]

Amar’s newcomer story: From quarantining at home to finding a job during the pandemic

#NewcomerRiseUp: Coming soon

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Immigrants to Canada have and continue to make outsized contributions to the country’s economic growth, enrich our communities and strengthen our prospects on a competitive world stage. While many of them work salaried jobs, several others choose the path that leads to entrepreneurship. There are currently more than 600,000 self-employed immigrants across the country, and […]

Meet Gina Cody, a foreign-student-turned-engineering-superhero of Concordia

Starting a business in Canada? Here’s what you need to know

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Congratulations, all seems set for you starting a business in Canada!  We bet that like most entrepreneurs, you’re enthusiastic and counting down to when you open the doors to your first customers.  However, running a business in Canada could be quite different from what you’re familiar with, especially if all your entrepreneurial experience has been […]

Entrepreneurship increasingly attractive to newcomers

Karla Briones’s ‘IDEA’ for aspiring entrepreneurs in Canada

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Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy (IDEA) is a venture by Karla Briones. An Ottawa-based award-winning immigrant entrepreneur and business consultant, Karla has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch, scale and exit their businesses. Here, in an interview with New Canadians reporter Shruti Dargan, she shares why she came up with IDEA and how her 10-week step-by-step course […]
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