Horticulturalist Frank Shang shares gardening tips

From landscaper, to television and radio personality, to beekeeper, to winemaker, Frank Shang has had an unconventional career. When he immigrated from Harbin, China, to Vancouver in 2001, the now 38-year-old says he “had no idea” his path would be so unique. Like others whom he knew, Shang — who was a university student at […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ series: Girish Agrawal

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series. Spotlight on Girish Agrawal (RBC Top 25, 2009) Indian-born financial adviser and Calgary resident Girish Agrawal is definitely an award magnet. […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ Series: Akram Al-Otumi

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series.   Spotlight on Akram Al-Otumi (RBC Top 25, 2014) Since receiving Canadian Immigrant’s RBC Top 25 award in 2014, Akram Al-Otumi […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ Series: Vikram Vij

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series. Spotlight on Vikram Vij (RBC Top 25 2015) When we caught up with Vikram Vij for this “Where are they now” […]

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ series: Bob Dhillon

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series.   Spotlight on Bob Dhillon (RBC Top 25 2015) As a young new Canadian, Bob Dhillon dreamed of achieving a high […]

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Jamaican-born Dwania Peele wants to help immigrant women in small business

Are you an immigrant woman who always had a yearning to the start up your own small business but not sure where to start? Dwania Peele, founder and executive director of Canadian Small Business Women has the know-how and can connect you with people with the relevant expertise to help you achieve your goals. “I […]

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New research says immigrant entrepreneurs see starting a business as desirable, but barriers persist

A new research report, Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Barriers and Facilitators to Growth, from Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute shows that a substantial proportion of new Canadians are attracted to entrepreneurship as a desirable career choice (73 per cent), but the reasons may be different than for Canadian-born entrepreneurs. More than half of the immigrant respondents acknowledged that they […]

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Multicultural marketing trailblazer Sharifa Khan is a finalist in the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

A record-breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs were nominated in this year’s Women of Influence’s 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and multicultural marketing trailblazer, Sharifa Khan has been announced as one of the 18 selected finalists. Khan, the president and CEO of one of Canada’s longest running multicultural communications agencies, Balmoral Multicultural Marketing, is in company […]

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What it takes to be an entrepreneur according to RBC Entrepreneur Award winner Ajay Virmani

Ajay Virmani has always been an entrepreneur at heart and has had the career journey to prove it. When he first arrived in Canada from New Delhi, he had humble beginnings as a window washer, then a brief stint as a life insurance salesman before eventually switching gears to work in transport. This move took […]

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Canadian immigrants who made it big share their best tips for entrepreneurial newcomers

Want to know what it takes to succeed in business? Who better to ask than Canadian immigrant business leaders who have overcome their own challenges as immigrant entrepreneurs to make it big? For Small Business Month this October,  business success stories like Maninder Dhaliwal, Robert Herjavec, Karim Hakimi and others share their business wisdom.   Maninder […]

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