Entrepreneurship is a loaded word. I prefer to think of it as confidence. Confidence that you have a skill or a product that people will value. This belief in yourself can come early in life, or at a major event in your life, such as immigration.
However, you come to it, being an entrepreneur, if you choose that path, is the most scary, insecure, wild and life-affirming ride. Every month you start at zero, and at the end of the month you strive to be a hero. Long days, long nights, cashflow woes, but freedom to choose, your work, your passion, your rules, your success!
Our country needs more entrepreneurs and the people best suited to it are immigrants. Immigrants have already taken the ultimate risk, leaving behind their families, culture and countries for a new life.
Once they are settled, with all that bravery, ability to take on new environments, curiosity, flexibility, international knowledge and connections, the time could be ripe for them to consider going on their own.
Canada is a land of opportunity and for those that take the risk, the incredible safety nets and resources on offer can make the sky the limit.
Follow your passion, believe in yourself, and start the hard work of a plan. What is the worst that can happen? I did, thirteen years ago and have never looked back!