New Canadians are among the most innovative, entrepreneurial, export savvy, and digitally-literate business owners. They are more likely than those born in Canada to start companies, and are more likely to pursue markets beyond Canada and the United States (Statistics Canada, Conference Board of Canada).

To support the growth of thriving, newcomer-owned startups, Startup Canada partnered with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to curate a living list of resources.

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Startup Canada’s Newcomer Initiatives

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship Research

    Immigrant Entrepreneurship Research

    A scan of policies and programs to encourage immigrant entrepreneurship.

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  • Startup Canada Awards

    Startup Canada Awards

    The Startup Canada Awards celebrate those driving impact & excellence in Canada's entrepreneurship community.

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  • #StartupChats

    #StartupChats

    Learn from experts how Canada can empower newcomers to pursue entrepreneurship and what startup resources are currently available.

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