Resources for Newcomer Entrepreneurs in the GTA

Did you know that many organizations in the GTA provide free services for newcomer entrepreneurs to help them a start business? Below is a list of some key resources that include courses, workshops, mentoring, tips, tools, information, and funding options.



ACCES Employment Entrepreneurship Connections

Program for newcomer entrepreneurs providing individual coaching to start a business.

Alterna Savings Micro-Finance Program

Micro-finance program for new and marginalized Ontarians looking to start a business.

Business Development Bank of Canada Business Loans

Crown corporation that offers business loans and consulting services to SMEs.

Canada Business Ontario Business Guide for Newcomers to Canada

Newcomer Entrepreneurs

Government of Canada resources to help newcomers plan or start a business.

Centennial College Accelerator for Centennial Community Entrepreneurs and Leaders (ACCEL)

Business incubator helping youth aged 18-29 start or grow businesses in the eastern GTA. It provides mentoring and consultations.

Futurpreneur Canada Financing and Mentoring

Financing, mentoring and support tools for newcomer entrepreneurs.

Hire Immigrants Starting a Business

Online resource that provides tips, advice and links to tools on how to start, manage, grow, and exit a business.

Humber College & Richview Library Pop-Up Business Incubator

Workshops and network opportunities with industry professionals and Humber College students.

Immigrant Café Immigrant Entrepreneurs Meet-Up

Meet-up group for newcomer entrepreneurs and small business.

Job Skills Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

Workshops delivered across York Region that assists newcomers interested in exploring entrepreneurship.

MaRS Discovery District Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

Online tools and information to help entrepreneurs launch and grow a business.

Meridian & Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) Road Map

Financial roadmap for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) Legal Help for Entrepreneurs

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Provides commercial legal education and assistance to those with viable businesses who are unable to afford legal help.

RBC, Royal Bank of Canada Support for Newcomers

The RBC Newcomer Advantage provides everything a newcomer needs to get started financially in Canada.

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office Support for Entrepreneurs

Support for budding entrepreneurs.

Toronto French Business Network Accelerator TFBN

Support in funding, management and mentoring for the Francophone business community.

Toronto Public Library Small Business

Programs, seminars, and resources on running your small business; plus space to work and meet.

TRIEC Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs)

Network supporting professional immigrant associations to connect members to meaningful employment.

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