The following programs provide specific support to international entrepreneurs, please click the links below for more detailed information.

Becoming a Newcomer

Newcomer Business Programs and Guide

If you are a new Canadian or permanent resident in Canada and are interested in starting your own business, this guide provides some of the basic requirements for starting a business in Ontario.

Newcomer Employment Welcome Services

The Newcomer Employment & Welcome Services (NEWS) goal is to attract, integrate, employ, settle and retain immigrants in Cornwall and the area.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Learn how foreign workers, international students, business owners or entrepreneurs from outside of Canada can apply for permanent residence in Ontario, or how Ontario businesses can recruit international talent.

Newcomer Resource

Cornwall Police Services created a resource list for Newcomers to Cornwall.

Please note this not a full list. Thank you Cornwall Police Services for providing this document.

Improve your Skills

About ESL – TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program – The TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education in Cornwall, Ontario has offered ESL instruction for more than 25 years

Eastern Ontario Training Board

EOTB help Cornwall, SDGPR and Akwesasne strengthen their employment skills. They offer a variety of programs to support workforce development.

Contact North | Contact Nord |

Ontario’s community-based bilingual distance education and training network. Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved residents in 1,300+ small, rural, remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities access education and training without leaving their communities.

Cornwall – St Lawrence College

Our Cornwall campus has a brand new library, new health simulation labs, renovated student common areas and more to make your transition to college life an easy one.

Have Questions?

Our staff is here to support your entrepreneurial journey, if you have questions on starting a business in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry or Akwesasne, please contact us at 613-930-2787 x2276 or email