This multi-year collaborative research study by researchers from the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) will explore entrepreneurship as an option for economic integration for newcomers living in the Greater Toronto Area.
The study objectives are to:
- Examine the level of entrepreneurial activity amongst newcomers in Ontario, particularly women newcomers;
- Explore the pathways to and the role of social capital in newcomers’ entrepreneurial activities;
- Understand the barriers faced by newcomer entrepreneurs seeking to scale up their businesses;
- Examine the regulatory framework governing entrepreneurship in Ontario in terms of incentives and impediments, and how these affect newcomers’ entrepreneurial activities in particular.
This study is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).