Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Empowering them to Succeed

Event Details:

Date: August 15, 2017

Time: All Day

Location: Online

Who should attend:

Network leaders, General public

Who might be interested in this event?

Professions: Other

General public

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Many immigrants come to Canada hoping to launch a successful business But the odds are stacked against those who are just starting out. Canada offers a highly-regulated business environment that is unfamiliar to even those newcomers who arrive with business backgrounds. Moreover, immigrant entrepreneurs must learn a new culture, develop new professional networks and a Canadian credit history, and navigate the many roadblocks that Canadian-born entrepreneurs typically face.

Fortunately, there is a growing body of research and programs that aim to change this. Research has informed the emergence of programs across Canada that help immigrant entrepreneurs build networks, develop business plans, and access financing, training, and supports from professionals of all stripes.

Join Dr. Sarah Wayland of the City of Hamilton in this 60-minute webinar as she draws upon her research findings and experience to shed light on empowering immigrant entrepreneurs. Sarah will provide an overview of the common challenges that immigrant entrepreneurs face, discuss solutions that can improve their success rates, and answer your questions.

Webinar Highlights

Participants of this webinar will gain insights on:

  • The biggest barriers to business success for immigrants
  • A suggested roadmap to success for immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Good practices to support immigrant entrepreneurs throughout their journey
  • Promising Canadian programs that are building the capacity of immigrant entrepreneurs
  • How Canada can improve supports for immigrant entrepreneurs

Registration Deadline:

August 15, 2017


Your campaign code is EIEET

Contact details for the event: or 1-866-242-0075