Business law for immigrant entrepreneurs in Toronto, Canada
Connect Legal works to foster immigrant entrepreneurship in Toronto, Canada, by providing legal education workshops and pro bono commercial legal assistance to low-resource immigrant entrepreneurs. Connect Legal provides a free Lawyer Matching Program, connecting immigrant entrepreneurs with volunteer lawyers from Connect Legal's well-established professional network. Each lawyer works one-on-one with the client/entrepreneur to address specific legal needs related to the growth of his or her business. This includes drafting contracts, obtaining permits and negotiating agreements that are essential to starting and building their business. Since its inception in 2010, Connect Legal has assisted more than 700 small business owners through its workshops and Free Lawyer Matching Program in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
This practice was kindly contributed by Hire Immigrants, a program of the Global Diversity Exchange, Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada). See more at: http://citiesofmigration.ca/good_idea/business-law-for-immigrant-entrepreneurs/.