Browse our collection of videos and see how we are transforming the lives of individuals and business owners in Western Canada through our programs and services

About Canadian Imperial Advantage

CIA is a non profit organization, with a mission to provide the needed capital, trainings, programs and services that will allow entrepreneurs, business owners and newcomers thrive in Canada.

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Newcomer Testimonial

Canadian Imperial Advantage provides programs and services and also opportunities for newcomers in Canada to get the skills required to integrate to become employable or start up businesses.

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Small Business Testimonial

Meet the owner of Cafe Caribbean Nadine Lewis. Nadine came to Canadian Imperial Advantage looking for an organization that will help her achieve her dream of becoming a restaurant owner in Canada.

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HERconomy Testimonial

Listen to Sharene Gaitor speak about her impactful, insightful, educational and invigorating experience at the HERconomy program of Canadian Imperial Advantage.

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CEO RoundTable

Join us at the CEO Roundtable on Saturday January 28th 2023 for an opportunity to get access to capital, network with like minded business owners and showcase your business.

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Community Leaders Breakfast

This meeting was specially designed for community leaders who provide newcomer support and services in Canada.

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Women Empowerment with CIA

HER-conomy Initiative Program is an 8-week program developed to foster communication and upskill the Western Canadian women workforce, and create a world with fair advantages and equitable economic opportunities.

Youth Entrepreneurship Mentorship Program

Every summer CIA holds an 8 weeks business camp (YEMP) for young Canadians. The goal of this program is to help the youth become business owners. So far we have seen participants of this program start up businesses.

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YEMP Pitch Competition

After 8 weeks  at our YEMP summer business camp (YEMP) for young Canadians. 12 youth pitched their business ideas and 3 new start-ups were launched.

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CEO RoundTable Testimonial – Small Business Owner

Morrel Wax, Owner Moments by Morrel speaking about the impact of the CEO RoundTable on his business.

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Woman Empowerment

Tarissa Wooloston owner of Layered by Rissa was a participant at our HERconomy women.

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Community Engagement

Heritage Day is a Canadian holiday celebrating the country’s history and architecture. Although Heritage Day is widely recognized throughout Canada, It is not an official national holiday.

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