Newcomers are twice as likely to start their own business as someone born in Canada. When you consider the entrepreneurial spirit required to start a new life in a new country, that’s not surprising. 

But starting a business in a new country can be daunting: the landscape is totally different. That’s why we’re bringing in a panel of experts to help future entrepreneurs navigate it all, from basic administration to funding options, taxes and more.

In this webinar, June Avila (Customer Success Manager, Ownr) and Sam Mod (Freshworks Studio) joined Tricia Jose (Co-founder, Arrive) to discuss the challenges, benefits, and a few tricks of the trade for starting a business as a newcomer to Canada. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to plan your business
  • How to get your business up and running
  • Tips to manage your taxes, bookkeeping, and accounting
  • Funding options available for newcomers
  • Things you can do in pre-arrival to set up your business in Canada

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About Arrive

Arrive is powered by RBC Ventures Inc, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. In collaboration with RBC, Arrive is dedicated to helping newcomers achieve their life, career, and financial goals in Canada.

An important part of establishing your financial life in Canada is finding the right partner to invest in your financial success. RBC is the largest bank in Canada* and here to be your partner in all of your financial needs.

RBC supports Arrive, and with a 150-year commitment to newcomer success in Canada, RBC goes the extra mile in support and funding to ensure that the Arrive newcomer platform is FREE to all. Working with RBC, Arrive can help you get your financial life in Canada started – right now.

Learn about your banking options in Canada and be prepared.

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