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Middlesex County has a growing support system for newcomers seeking a home, employment and a new community. For newcomers to the area wishing to start a business, Middlesex County welcomes you. Your first and most important resource is Community Employment Choices in Strathroy (CEC). CEC will help you feel comfortable in your new community.

As well CEC offers employment counselling to help you assess your skills and experience and determine the best career path for you. This may include self-employment. The CEC counsellors are your first point of entry to entrepreneurship exploration and business advisory supports in Strathroy and the surrounding area. Reach out to Community Employment Choices for more information on finding work and self-employment.

Whether you are a newcomer living in Middlesex County or considering a business immigration you will find the following guide from Canada Business Ontario very useful in planning your business launch: (Guide for Newcomers to Canada)

The Canadian Bankers Association provides information on the Canadian Banking system for newcomers. This useful site includes everything from how to open an account, to investing, to starting a business – the Canadian way! For more information see Banking for Newcomers.

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