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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

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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

HEADLINEThe smell of home (Globe & Mail, Aug 25/17 – re Adonis.)
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Globe & Mail
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Aug 25, 2017
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With the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees in the area since late 2015, the demand for fresh pita and other products at Adonis has spiked. The additional staff Adonis has hired since the fall of 2015, mostly from Syria, in the face of demand for pita and other popular items, has also helped to support the community by providing employment and utilizing the skills Syrian newcomers bring to Canada. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail

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Victorian Times-Colonist
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Jun 27, 2017
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Just over a year after they arrived in Victoria, having left everything behind when they fled war-torn Syria, Ibrahim Hajibrahim and his wife, Ranim Khochkar, are the entrepreneurs behind a new Syrian food business. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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Jun 20, 2017
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A chocolate business started by a Syrian refugee family in Nova Scotia has become so successful that they plan to move into a bigger production space and have begun advertising for employees. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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CBC News
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Jun 13, 2017
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A Syrian couple who came to Victoria, B.C., as refugees in 2016 have, with the help of new Canadian friends, opened a new business supplying a local grocery store with Syrian food. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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Jan 17, 2017
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A Syrian family in Antigonish, N.S., says they're financially independent on their one-year anniversary in Canada, having made a sweet success of their start-up business. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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Canada’s National Observer
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Dec 13, 2016
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An innovative Ottawa start-up is giving Syrian newcomers the Canadian work experience they desperately need. >> Food processing and production; Retail

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Hire Immigrants
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Nov 08, 2016
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The Canadian meat processing industry regularly suffer chronic worker shortages and turnover. Maple Leaf Foods is interested in hiring from the pool of available Syrian refugees landing in Manitoba and Alberta. The success of integrating diverse newcomers into their workforce suggests that, for those interested, they will provide a useful employment starting point for Syrian refugees. >> Food processing and production

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Toronto Star
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Mar 01, 2016
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On any given day, when shoppers walk into Adonis Supermarket, they will likely be greeted by a recently arrived Syrian refugee. Since Canada opened its doors in November to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees, the Middle Eastern grocery chain has brought many of them onto its payroll in Quebec and Ontario, including several dozen at its two Greater Toronto locations, at Warden and Eglinton Aves., in Scarborough, and its sister store in Mississauga. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail