Immigrant Services2021-10-14T11:55:46-06:00
Immigrant Services

Services Available for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

While all entrepreneurs face challenges, Business Link acknowledges that immigrants face additional barriers to starting and running a business. That’s why we offer specialized support to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta.

  • One-on-one coaching supports. One-on-one coaching and supports are delivered by Business Link staff to immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta in person whenever possible as well as over the telephone and by email.
  • Informative Resources, guidebooks and checklists.
  • Training and workshops. Our training and workshops target newcomers and immigrants across Alberta to help them understand Canadian business practices and improve their business skills. These are delivered through a variety of mediums (live, webinar, online) to reach as many entrepreneurs as possible.
  • Network referral building. We are building a referral network across Alberta to focus on pairing immigrant entrepreneurs with the most suitable support wherever they are in Alberta.
  • Capacity building. Delivery of capacity building training to business and service providers across rural Alberta will allow them to reach and serve immigrant entrepreneurs within their region more successfully.
  • Information on financing.
Immigrant Services
Resources for Immigrant Entrepreneurs



Jean-Jacques Mitakaro

Coordinator, Immigrant Entrepreneurship Program
(Bilingual English-French)

Connect with Jean-Jacques on LinkedIn


Yoyin Familusi

Director, Small Business Strategists
Contact our Immigrant Entrepreneur Program Coordinator

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