From refugee to entrepreneur: Peace by Chocolate CEO to become Canadian citizen

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:58:33 +0000

Four years ago Tareq Hadhad came to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, as a Syrian refugee, and next week he will officially become a Canadian citizen— something he calls “a great honour.” The ceremony will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 15— a two-hour drive from where the Hadhad family set up their now-successful chocolate […]

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From refugee to entrepreneur to Canadian citizen

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:58:33 +0000

Four years ago Tareq Hadhad came to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, as a Syrian refugee, and next week he will officially become a Canadian citizen— something he calls “a great honour.” The ceremony will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 15— a two-hour drive from where the Hadhad family set up their now-successful chocolate […]

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PEI needs to attract more francophone immigrants to meet growing labour needs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 21:32:36 +0000

A francophone economic development group from Prince Edward Island (PEI) has produced a series of information booklets aimed at attracting French-speaking immigrants. The Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE) put together eight booklets containing pertinent information about PEI’s economic and francophone landscape. The main booklet titled: ‘Opportunity Awaits: Attracting Francophone immigrants to Prince Edward […]

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Immigrants more likely to start a business and create jobs than those born in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 20:51:13 +0000

The entrepreneurial landscape in Canada is growing increasingly diverse thanks to immigrants, a new study by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) shows. Newcomers to Canada are more likely to start a business that grows more quickly and creates more net jobs per enterprise than the Canadian-born population, according to the study. The BDC […]

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Business plan basics for immigrant entrepreneurs

The challenges immigrants to Canada face when trying to set up a small business are many and varied. There are, of course, cultural differences, lack of support networks, inability to get bank loans and the challenge of choosing a business that’s both a good fit in Canada, but also plays off your international experience or […]

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