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?


***Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently providing modified virtual services through phone calls, emails, and online video. Contact us at phone 416-658-3101 and email us at:

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

March 2021

March 3 – RSVP

March 10 – RSVP

March 17 – RSVP

March 24 – RSVP

  • 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.

Upcoming Cohort Programs.

April 6 2020 – June 12 2020

July 6 2020 – September 11 2020

September 21 2020 – November 22 2020

January 4 2021 – March 12 2021

*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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