|The City of Hamilton officially launched the Entrepreneur Success Initiative at the ESI – OINP Business Forum on February 22, 2023, held at McMaster Innovation Park.|
The Entrepreneur Success Initiative administered by the Toronto Business Development Centre aims to grow immigrant entrepreneur investment opportunities outside of the GTA and Hamilton is the first city to launch the pilot program.
The Entrepreneur Success Initiative OINP-ESI will provide services over the next two years that:
• Support qualified international entrepreneurs who want to establish a new business or buy and grow an existing business in communities in Hamilton
• Match qualified entrepreneurs with business opportunities and communities based on their business, personal interests and professional experience
• Help qualified entrepreneurs develop and submit high-quality expressions of interest (EOI) to the Entrepreneur Stream of the Ontario International Nominee Program to support permanent residency
Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, attended the forum in addition to Hamilton’s innovation community and local service providers involved in succession planning and the M&A process.
The City of Hamilton is looking forward to welcoming many new faces through this program that will come to call Hamilton “home.”
For more information about the Entrepreneur Success Initiative, please visit: Entrepreneur Success Initiative – Invest in Hamilton