Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Canada: Creating New opportunities
The Immigrant Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (IEMP) is now accepting applications!
Hineni Media is pleased to announce also this exciting Ontario province-wide program for entreprenerial immigrants and newcomers in business. Check it out or join us and help grow immigrant businesses in Ontario !
For instance one of such programs is open to future business owners wanting to operating in Canada wide. Rural areas in the province will connect to the program through video conference.
Most scholars in the field of immigrant entrepreneurship now agree that immigrants choose to be self-employed due to a variety of factors of choice and constraint as opposed to one single factor. Factors such as barriers to employment (“blocked mobility”), the costs of immigration, language, racism and discrimination, and less access to traditional forms of capital may each push immigrants to start their own businesses. There is no doubt that entrepreneurship can be a survival strategy that may emerge in response to labour market discrimination. Also, self-employment may provide a supplemental income that can act as an important aid to settlement.
Becoming an entrepreneur in Canada, however, is not always an easy option to pursue so what will this program offer to immigrants in business? here is a list!
- Mentor partnership with a successful business mentor to help meet participant business goals
- Networking opportunities and events to increase customers and sales
- Business connections with successful business people in the community
- “Marketing” and “Succeeding in business in Canada”: Two four-session business courses ( December 2011, February 2012) taught by people who know and understand immigrant business
- Launch and celebration events that will put immigrant businesses and their mentors in the media spotlight.
For Workshops aimed at immigrant entrepreneurs contact here