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CareerOctober 26, 2022

Immigrating to Canada as an Entrepreneur: Start-up Visa Program

Canada is an attractive place for entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. If you’re an entrepreneur with an innovative business idea, you may be able to immigrate to Canada through the Start-up Visa (SUV) program. Although it is a competitive process, the opportunity to turn your idea into [...]

Moving to Canada as an entrepreneur

From an interview with Guy Hermann Feunou, Entrepreneur Guy Hermann Feunou was born and raised in Cameroon in west-central Africa. An entrepreneur and business owner, he decided to close his business and move to Canada for a fresh start in 2017. Five years after starting the immigration process, the 34-year-old [...]

FinanceJune 1, 2020

Newcomer entrepreneurs in Canada: How to fund your business

Money and financing are essential to start up and run any business. There are a lot of one-time costs and recurring expenses involved in running a business; having the money to take care of those will fast-track growth and profitability.   In our previous article, Newcomer’s guide to starting your own [...]

CareerNovember 8, 2019

Think and act like an entrepreneur: Roxana’s story

My name is Roxana Radulescu and I’m from Romania. I moved to Toronto with my husband and two kids in March, 2017. Back in Romania, I graduated with a degree in philology and continued with a master’s degree in knowledge and project management. During University, I worked for a human [...]

FinanceOctober 15, 2019

Newcomer entrepreneurs: How to set goals for your business plan

Author: Joyce Pang [This post was adapted from BDC’s series for Entrepreneurial Success in accordance with Arrive’s upcoming webinar collaboration with BDC for newcomer entrepreneurs.] Establishing goals for your business plan involves reflection into what makes your business stand out, and what you want its future to be. Every business [...]

FinanceOctober 9, 2019

Top 4 tips for newcomer entrepreneurs in Canada

This article was originally featured on the RBC Discover Blog Series and has been adapted for the Arrive Hub.  For newcomers wanting to start a business, there can be a few unique challenges in the beginning; limited contacts in Canada, language barriers, familiarity with business practices, and access to credit [...]

CareerOctober 4, 2019

Winning as an immigrant entrepreneur: Gelaine’s story

My name is Gelaine Santiago and I’m a social entrepreneur, an online storyteller, and a passionate advocate for diversity and ethics in business. I was born in the Philippines and my family immigrated to Canada when I was three. I was recently named one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants [...]

ImmigrationSeptember 14, 2022

How to move to Canada from India

Canada is an attractive destination for newcomers from all over the world, and Indians are no exception. If you’re considering a permanent move to Canada from India, there are many reasons to support your choice. However, immigrating to a new country is a big decision, and you must weigh your [...]

CareerStudyingJuly 13, 2022

How to write a cover letter as an international student in Canada

For most international students studying in Canada, the ultimate objective of gaining a world-class education is to set themselves up for a successful career. The knowledge, skills, and work experience you acquire during your studies, and the professional network you establish will help prepare you for the Canadian job market. [...]

Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a newcomer to Canada

Choosing a city to settle in is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a newcomer moving to Canada. Newcomers are often attracted to major cities since they offer a good quality of life, established job markets, cultural diversity, and inclusive environments. Halifax, Nova Scotia checks all these [...]

CareerMarch 14, 2022

Adapting to Canadian work culture as a newcomer

As a newcomer, familiarizing yourself with Canadian work culture can give you an advantage from the very start of your job search. If you’re looking for your first job in Canada, employers are more likely to hire you if you demonstrate alignment with the local work culture. Once you start [...]

CareerFebruary 8, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Canada’s Territories: Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut

Northern Canada comprises three territories: Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. Although these cover large expanses of land, each has a relatively small population compared to the other Canadian provinces.  To meet their labour markets’ growing demands, these territories welcome newcomers with skills required for jobs in both traditional and emerging [...]

CareerFebruary 7, 2022

Most in-demand jobs in Prince Edward Island (PEI) for newcomers

The maritime province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest province in Canada with the largest potential for growth. Many newcomers are attracted to PEI, thanks to its scenic beaches and the promise of a small-town lifestyle, coupled with the low cost of living and ample career opportunities. Over [...]

ImmigrationJanuary 20, 2022

How to move to Canada from the U.S.

Each year, thousands of people move to Canada from the United States of America (U.S.) to work, study, or settle down permanently.  In this resource, we look at some of the reasons Canada is an attractive destination, both for U.S. citizens and temporary U.S. residents on an H-1B work visa [...]

CareerJanuary 10, 2022

Most important skills required for sales jobs in Canada: Tips for newcomers

Restarting your career as a newcomer in Canada does not necessarily mean starting from scratch. If you’re coming to Canada with several years’ worth of professional experience, many of your existing skills may be transferable to the Canadian job market. However, there may be skill gaps you need to bridge [...]

CareerDecember 23, 2021

The recipe for success in Canada: Hard work and perseverance

From an interview with Mitchell Cabrera. Mitchell Cabrera is a co-owner of The Night Baker, home of Toronto's best soft and chewy cookies. But he wasn’t always a baker. Mitchell graduated with honours from a prestigious university in the Philippines, with a double major in chemistry and computer engineering. He [...]