UPDATE MAY 2019: The NEH completed three cohorts over 2018-2019 with over 80 participants accessing our programs from over 35 countries of origin.  There are no new cohorts scheduled at this time but please email Nora at [email protected] for information about other entrepreneurship programs and resources!


Turn your business idea into reality with our hands-on testing & training program for newcomers! NEH (Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub) is a business launching program connecting newcomers to product testing opportunities, business ownership training, and networking. This is an interactive program that will increase understanding of the reality of running a business in Canada.

In partnership with Ryerson’s University’s Diversity Institute, and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub (NEH) offers aspiring  entrepreneurs:

  • FREE pre-incubation training by industry professionals and experts
  • Mentorship by local entrepreneurs and other business professionals
  • Guided workshops to help participants map out their ideas through completion of a Business Model Canvas
  • Opportunities for networking and connection to a larger, online NEH group for knowledge sharing, events, and resources
  • Access to an affordable testing opportunity
  • Internship, job-shadow, and employment support referrals
  • Wraparound services (settlement support, TTC tokens, childminding, language upgrading, and more!)

9 weeks of training every Saturday, childcare and transportation available.