Category Archives: Youth

Immigrant Entrepreneurs – ‘Good News’ stories from USA

In this blog space, I have reported on numerous studies, introduced immigrant entrepreneurs based in Ontario, and described data of interest to those in agri-food. Today’s post features some interesting, “good news” stories from the United States, all of which were found on the website of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture or NIFA… Read More


Latin Flavours a success in southern Ontario

Tried and true recipes with fresh flavours. Locally-sourced, all natural ingredients. Made by hand in small batches. Hard working family members devoted to the business. Today, the above combination seems like an obvious recipe for success and is being played out in local farmers markets and innovative food products across the land. Back in 1998,… Read More


New Report: Which Human Capital Characteristics Best Predict the Earnings of Economic Immigrants?

    Immigrant “Success” For immigrants, finding “success” in Canada or whichever country they choose is a very subjective idea. Some measure success in improved opportunities for themselves and their children, whereas others may focus on newfound freedoms, or on safety and security. From the government’s perspective, success is often related to employment and income-related… Read More


Age among Employed Immigrants – Foundational Data #5

What is the age distribution of immigrants who are employed or self-employed in various regions of Ontario? This is the topic of today’s blog post. The key finding regarding age and employment is that self-employed immigrants are significantly older than employed immigrants. Among immigrant employees in Ontario, 45% are between the ages of 45-64 compared to 54%… Read More


Gender among Employed Immigrants – Foundational Data #4

This blog post describes the gender distribution of immigrants who are employed or self-employed in various regions of Ontario. Drawing on a newly-released report on immigrant entrepreneurship, it also points to some of the reasons behind gender differences. Data not shown here indicates that there are more female than male immigrants to Canada, but that… Read More


Services And Programs Related To Entrepreneurs

Survey Results #6: More survey respondents offer programs and services aimed at entrepreneurship than for agri-food or immigrants. These 69 responses are the focus of today’s post, which includes highlights of responses from the organizations that self-identified as offering specific programs or supports/resources for entrepreneurs. The most common types of offerings are the service bundles… Read More


Services And Programs Specifically Designed For Immigrants

Survey Results # 5: Survey respondents identified a range of programs and services aimed at immigrants. Today’s post focuses on these themes and responses. These are highlights of responses from those organizations that self-identified as offering specific programs or supports/resources for immigrants.   When asked to identify the specific programs, only a minority described programs… Read More


You Are Making The Difference

Together we have strength in numbers!   The information and feedback you are providing by participating in the REAPontario on-line surveys and social media platforms help all of us to become an increasingly important source for the insights necessary to attract, retain and grow our Ontario agri-food sector businesses owned by immigrant entrepreneurs. REAPontario exists to… Read More