Role of government

Canadian Companies Still Struggling to Overcome Hiring Bias Against Minorities

Hiring Bias event and report release announcement: ‘Do Larger Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly?’.

White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis

On September 20, 2016, US President Barack Obama will host a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees at the United Nations.

New Migration Council with corporate heavyweights to fight for a bigger Australia

Business takes a leadership role in the newly formed Migration Council of Australia. The organisation seeks to build a bridge between those with an economic interest in a big Australia, and those with a social interest in a fair Australia.

A Migration Agenda for the Private Sector

As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.

The South Pacific Secret to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

One of the most effective things the World Bank ever did to help people break out of poverty is to help them migrate, temporarily, to pick fruit overseas.

Transnational Entrepreneurship: Q&A with Howard Lin

Cross-border activities increase “brain circulation.” For countries like Canada that see poor performance on innovation, and particularly on commercialization, transnational entrepreneurs present a unique opportunity.

Canada’s Start-Up Visa: Build-Measure-Learn

Can a government work like and with the private start-up sector to jump-start immigrant entrepreneurship, attract the “best and brightest” international entrepreneurs …

Participatory Planning Moves from Shut-Downs to Start-Ups

Natural entrepreneurs can be found in informal and marginalized communities. Recognizing and working with them, instead of penalizing them for entrepreneurial activities can revitalize a community.

More Than Money: Competitions and Awards Boost Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Competitions or awards spark new ideas, encourage innovation and reach new audiences within the sector.

Micro Loans as Start-up Finance for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Access to capital is a common challenge faced by immigrant entrepreneurs. Micro loan models are popping up as a solution.

Cities Help Deliver the Immigrant Entrepreneur Value Proposition

How do cities re-charge their economic engines and stay competitive in a globalized economy? Embracing immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant-owned small businesses leads to better outcomes not only for newcomers, but for cities themselves.