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HEADLINEEngineer fled war and racism to find community in Canada (CBC, April 21/18.)
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CBC
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Apr 21, 2018
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A refugee newcomer to Calgary, who was a university professor in Burundi, was able to quickly complete a qualification exam and despite limited English experience, was able to register with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. He went on to complete a master's in civil engineering to legitimize his credentials and restarted a company he founded in Burundi: Technosol Engineering. >> Engineering; Entrepreneurship

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The Tyee
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Apr 05, 2018
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The story of a Syrian businessman and parliamentarian, with little English, who ended ended up selling baklava on Vancouver's streets. >> Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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Mar 06, 2018
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After several years in refugee camps, where he was only able to work minimum-wage jobs, a Kurdish-Syrian man now has his own barber shop in Halifax. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINENon-profit social enterprise taps into culinary knowledge of new Canadians
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CBC
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Feb 17, 2018
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EthniCity catering, a non-profit social enterprise run by Calgary's Centre for Newcomers, taps into the culinary knowledge of new Canadians, turning their cooking skills into a business, while helping prepare them to work in the food and hospitality industry. >> Catering; Caterer; Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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Jan 30, 2018
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A Toronto barber says the growing popularity of his old-time trade should be cause for the Ontario government to modernize its hairstylist training regulations, rather than crack down on thriving businesses. >> Hairstyling; Entrepreneurship

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City News
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Jan 15, 2018
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The opening of Babylon Restaurant in Edmonton. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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The New York Times
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Jan 12, 2018
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This already diverse city has welcomed thousands of Syrians and their cooking, supporting a small boom in food businesses. >> Catering; Food processing and production; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEJournalist refugee launches Canada’s first Syrian newspaper
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Toronto Star
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Dec 10, 2017
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A Syrian refugee launches a monthly publication from Toronto. >> Arts and entertainment; Entrepreneurship

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Toronto Star
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Sep 16, 2017
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Less than two years after landing in Canada — safe haven after three years in a refugee camp in Lebanon — the Syrian family celebrated the opening of a new chocolate factory in the little Nova Scotia university town that took them in. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian newcomers add another layer to Canadian food identity (Jul 31/17, Globe and Mail) (About Beroea Box and Soufi’s Café.)
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Globe and Mail
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Jul 31, 2017
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A couple of new Toronto businesses, Beroea Box and Soufi's Café, which offer culinary delights from Aleppo and Damascus, mark newcomers' entrance into Canadian society – and stomachs. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship