Immigrants in Quebec have a high rate of entrepreneurial intention and represent a powerful, underutilized lever for the country’s economic growth. However, despite their desire to start a business, many immigrant entrepreneurs do not succeed in realizing their projects.

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Quebec: An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem that Catalyzes or Inhibits? is the largest study of its kind conducted in Quebec to date. The study discusses the important contribution of immigrant entrepreneurs to Quebec’s economy, and proposes recommendations for a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in the province.

Check out the largest study on immigrant entrepreneurship in Quebec!

Published by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and authored by la base entrepreneuriale HEC Montréal, Réseau Mentorat, and the BMO Chair in Diversity and Governance at the University of Montreal, the report examines immigrant entrepreneurs in Quebec by looking at the barriers to the realization of their projects, the difficulties exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health of entrepreneurs, and the unequal distribution of supports. Despite these challenges, immigrant entrepreneurship represents a powerful, underutilized lever for Quebec’s economic growth. The report proposes five recommendations for a more inclusive Quebec ecosystem.

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