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AFAR
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Dec 06, 2018
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Restaurants and pop-up dinners led by immigrants and asylees cook up cutting-edge cuisine with a side of cross-cultural connection. >> Restaurant

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CBC
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Nov 11, 2018
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One one side of the island, Maysaa Al-Omar opened a Syrian restaurant in Corner Brook and was sold out almost immediately. On the other, in St. John's, Safaa Thome is thriving at the Farmers' Market. >> Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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Globe & Mail
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Nov 02, 2018
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Tayybeh, a food company run by Syrian refugee women in Vancouver, has branched out from cooking classes into catering and a food truck. >> Catering; Restaurant; Women

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Uber Eats
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Nov 01, 2018
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Profile of a successful restaurant in Toronto, started by all the members of a Syrian refugee newcomer family. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINESyrian woman opening restaurant in Corner Brook (The Telegram, Oct 28/18).
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The Telegram
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Oct 28, 2018
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After almost two years of selling Syrian and Middle Eastern food at the Wonderful Fine Market in Corner Brook, Maysaa Al-Omor is getting set to open her own restaurant >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship; Women

HEADLINEOnce a Refugee, Now a Restauranteur (Bay of Quinte Welcome Portal, Sep 27/18).
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Bay of Quinte Welcome Portal
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Sep 27, 2018
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Kugan Soma arrived in Canada as a refugee from Sri Lanka with hardly a cent to his name. He's now the owner of a successful business in Quinte West. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEGuelph’s latest shawarma restaurant owned and operated by Syrian refugees (Guelph Today, Aug 23/18).
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Guelph Today
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Aug 23, 2018
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The owners and all the employees at Shawarma.G in the Speedvale Plaza came to Canada as refugees. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

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CTV News
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Aug 05, 2018
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In addition to the typical hurdles recent refugees to Canada face such as language and cultural differences, those who want to start a business in their new country face unique challenges, including difficulties securing credit because they lack credit history or collateral. >> Catering; Construction; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEMock Interviews by Cinnzeo Bakeries a Way to Support Newcomers and Source Talent  (Jun. 28/18, Hire Immigrants) (About a bakery in Calgary, AB.)
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Hire Immigrants
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Jun 28, 2018
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The Calgary-based retailer of cinnamon buns meets directly with job candidates through volunteerism, an approach that supports job seekers and the company's recruitment needs. >> Food preparation and service; Restaurant; Retail; Job search

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Vancouver Sun
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Jun 10, 2018
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A growing number of Syrian refugees in the Lower Mainland have found a niche cooking for others. Since 2015, B.C. has welcomed 4,400 Syrian refugees. Many among them are finding that food and food businesses are a pathway to work, and settlement, when other doors are closed. >> Catering; Food processing and production; Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship