Entrepreneur Elle AyoubZadeh brings ‘global citizenry’ to fashion

Credit to Author: Rebeca Kuropatwa| Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 22:06:04 +0000

Born in Iran shortly after the revolution in 1981, Elle AyoubZadeh moved with her parents to Dubai and attended an American school until she was 13. They then moved to New Zealand where AyoubZadeh finished high school and attended university, studying business and specializing in luxury marketing. “I always had this desire to see the […]

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Tips for newcomers starting a business in Canada

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:11:00 +0000

According to the 2019 RBC Small Business poll, the number of Canadians who are considering business ownership is on the rise compared to last year (57 per cent in 2019 vs. 54 per cent in 2018). The poll also looked at what the profile of small business entrepreneurs looks like in Canada. Below are the […]

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Indian-born Naveen Seth leads restaurant chain La Prep

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:59:44 +0000

The serial entrepreneur heads up La Prep and Indian street food restaurant Chaska, after many other entrepreneurial ventures in India and Canada Thirty years after he arrived in Canada from India barely able to speak English, serial entrepreneur Naveen Seth traces the roots of his thriving business career to lessons his father taught him when […]

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Israa Hilles has big plans for co-working space business

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:09:44 +0000

Montreal newcomer is behind Escritoire, a place for immigrant entrepreneurs and freelancers to connect Israa Hilles is a young, creative entrepreneur who, after only one year in Montreal, opened her own business and won Canada’s Futurpreneur Award 2018. Of Palestinian origin, Hilles was born in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and arrived in Canada in 2015. After […]

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Jagjit Sanghera’s slice of success with Pizza Factory

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:57:24 +0000

Running a pizza restaurant chain wasn’t Jagjit Sanghera’s plan when he immigrated from India, but it’s made his Canadian journey a delicious one Like all good success stories, Jagjit (Sam) Sanghera has a tale worth listening to. Since he’s the owner of the Pizza Factory — one of the largest locally owned pizza chains in […]

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Ontario issues new invitations to Express Entry candidates and entrepreneurs


The province of Ontario has issued new invitations to immigration candidates through its Express Entry-aligned French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream as well as its Entrepreneur Stream. In an update published August 24, Ontario said it issued 15 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to Express Entry candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) Stream on August 23 and […]

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Canada could benefit from U.S. move to scrap Obama-era start-up intiative


The United States and Canada appear to be moving in opposite directions when it comes to visas for immigrant entrepreneurs looking to build and grow high-potential startups. In the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to eliminate the Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule, which would have offered temporary residence to immigrant entrepreneurs with […]

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