Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub

  • New to Canada?
  • Looking to start a business?
  • Want to learn about start-ups and hear from start-up experts?
  • Need guidance to develop your vision and business plan?


Let us help you get started!

The Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub focuses on the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and assists in breaking down barriers by helping them to successfully establish a business and/or obtain employment. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub) is available to all participants as a free co-working space for start-ups that require the space to establish and/or work on their businesses.

Why join the program?

The Newcomer Entrepreneur Hub is an accessible program that uses a holistic training approach combining in-class curriculum, off-site trips, speakers and workshops. It is a pre-incubator for newcomers who want to turn their ideas into start-up businesses!

Our instructor-led (in class and in the community) training and workshops include:

  • Business ideation
  • Choosing the right business structure
  • Legal and accounting frameworks
  • Creating a business plan
  • Crafting your mission and vision
  • Marketing/branding for your business
  • Developing a financial model
  • Human resources for small businesses
  • Best practices for pitching

The Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub at Skills for Change is a FREE program and is funded by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada.

To learn more about the Newcomer Entrepreneurship Program, please click here to email our program specialists or call 416-658-3101

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Contact Us:

Tel: 416-658-3101 ex 0


791 St Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B7

Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – RSVP HERE

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – RSVP HERE

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – RSVP HERE

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – RSVP HERE

  • Expert instructor-led training
  • Workshops include:
    • Business Ideation
    • Your vision and story
    • Creating a business plan
    • Marketing/Branding your business
    • Developing a financial model
    • Managing legal and accounting
  • Opportunity to pitch your business ideas to experts for valuable feedback
  • Advice on business planning: legal, financial, marketing, operations, etc
  • Guidance on how to obtain funding
  • Access to Business Training Tools
  • One-on-one business mentorship and coaching
  • Access to eHub for participant startup businesses
  • Free TTC tokens
  • English proficiency (CLB 4 or higher /  IELTS 4 )
  • Previously owned a business and/or is interested in learning how to start a business in Ontario
  • Immigration status: Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee.

Cohort 1 (evening class 4-8 pm)
Starts: Apr 23, 2019

Cohort 2 (evening class 4-8 pm)
Starts: Sep 9, 2019

Cohort 3 (daytime 12-4 pm)
Starts: Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019 (Break)
Resumes: Jan 6, 2020

Cohort 4 (evening class 4-8 pm)
Starts: Jan 13, 2020

*Please note learning will be in class, in the community and in the co-working space at 791 St. Clair Ave. West (free membership for all NEH participants!)

Module Topic
1 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
2 Business model canvas, business plan template, developing a business plan
3 Mission, vision, goal setting and objectives, how to research market demand
4 Financial literacy, financial management of small businesses, taxes
5 Networking, learning about your industry, SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time based)
6 Customer connections, how to find & keep customers and identify competition/risk
7 Marketing and market strategies, branding, social media, preparing to pitch your concept
8 Business plan finalization, finishing pitch
9 Preparing to launch – steps to make it happen

Working with Mentors

10 Independent Learning

Work in the Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub) co-working space

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