Oct 22, 2016 @ 9:30am to 2:30pm: Visit Valu Ventures at the Immigrant Business Expo and get all the information you need to start and grow your own business in Canada.

Organized by NEW CANADIANS Web and TV Show, in collaboration with a number of leading immigrant-serving organizations in Toronto, the first Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) is a one-day exhibition including workshops and small business clinics assisting new immigrant and refugee business owners.

  • Date: October 22, 2016; 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • Venue: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Toronto

Canada has a long and successful history of immigrant entrepreneurship. Many new immigrants and refugees aspire to own a profitable small business. However, there are specific challenges new immigrants face when starting and operating a small business in the Canadian business landscape.

IBE aims to assist new immigrants in navigating the sometimes complex requirements of operating a small business in Canada. IBE will connect them with government-funded and other community services and supports that help newcomers start or grow their own small businesses.


  • Panel discussion by leading immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Marketplace for immigrant-serving organizations and business service providers that¬†support new immigrants with starting a business in Canada
  • Marketplace for immigrant entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and services
  • Workshops on business topics and resources
  • Small business clinics with business experts and coaches

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