business women are opening new business ventures despite risks

Undaunted by COVID-19, These Women Entrepreneurs Are Thriving

Canada has more than 1.1 million small and mid-sized businesses, and 28 per cent of the country’s entrepreneurs are women. Even as COVID-19 continues to cause massive disruptions across all sectors, some women are daring to open new businesses despite the risks.

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COVID Layoffs Leave Thousands of Hotel Workers in the Cold

Over 90 per cent of Canadian hospitality workers have been laid off since the pandemic. Those who are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout are the staff at the grassroots level, most of whom are recent immigrants. As the lockdown stretches, what does the future hold for them and the industry that once fed billions of dollars to the economy?

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Photo of Mustafa and Zülfinaz Özata, Turkish immigrants to Germany.

What Can Post-COVID Canada Glean from Post-War Germany?

Canada plans to support its post-COVID-19 economic recovery through immigration. LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer explores a similar effort in post-war Germany through the lens of a Turkish immigrant, Mustafa Özata.

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NDP MPP Says Outsourcing of Employment Services Could Hurt Immigrants

NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky says she is alarmed by the outsourcing of employment services in Ontario to foreign companies, especially in the Region of Peel, which has a significant immigrant population.

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Valentine’s Surprise for Migrant Workers and International Students

Facing plunging immigration levels, Canada is opening its doors wider to attract and retain skills and talent from around the world.

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