Free webinar

Business Succession using International Investment

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Enhancing newcomer economic success for their benefit and Canada’s.

We continue the discussion from our Canadian Immigration Virtual Summit with sponsor Fragomen Worldwide – looking at the Provincial Nominee Program’s Entrepreneurial Stream and how this very important immigration path can be used to speed up Canada's economic recovery.

Banks have tightened their lending requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals seeking a loan to purchase an existing business are having difficulty securing capital. Business owners looking to sell their business to a new owner are seeing the impact.

One solution to this interruption in business succession are immigrant entrepreneurs that are entering Canada through the Provincial Nominee Programs’ Entrepreneurial Stream. Immigrants using this path to settle in Canada are required to make a substantial cash investment through the program to purchase a business. This makes international buyers an attractive and viable option for many business owners looking to transition their business to new owners.

Join us as we walk you through an analysis of the different provincial nominee programs across Canada to see if your business is a good fit. You will learn about recent immigration trends across Canada, get the latest data on business succession and learn how you can avoid common obstacles.

During this one-hour session, Cosmina Morariu, Senior Manager/Lawyer, Fragomen Worldwide, and Alison Anderson, CEO & Founder, SuccessionMatching will:

  • Provide an overview of the different provincial nominee programs across Canada
  • Review international data for source countries
  • Look at real-time data on business succession
  • Identify gaps between Canada’s immigration efforts & existing solutions for business communities
  • Advise where to find resources
  • Discuss how to prepare your business for a transition through a provincial nominee program.


Yilmaz Dinc

Senior Research Associate, Immigration

Yilmaz E. Dinc is a Senior Research Associate for the Immigration Knowledge Area at The Conference Board of Canada. Yilmaz brings a decade of experience in applied research, along with his passion for inclusion, to drive thought leadership on immigration.

Before joining the Conference Board, Yilmaz worked on research and cross-country projects with a focus on immigration and workforce development, most recently, he worked as Research and Evaluation Manager at the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and before that he worked in the global private sector hub of the United Nations Development Programme.

Yilmaz holds an MSc degree in global politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and earned his PhD in strategic management from Yeditepe University in Turkey.

Cosmina Morariu

Senior Manager/Lawyer, Fragomen Worldwide

Cosmina is a Senior Manager and Lawyer at Fragomen in Toronto. She is responsible for Canadian temporary and permanent residence immigration matters, as well as consular and document procurement filings. She also leads the firm’s private client practice in Toronto and is an avid supporter of foreign investment attraction.

Cosmina is experienced in supporting major global businesses and smaller, locally based businesses across various industries, assisting them in implementing cost-effective relocation strategies, as well as planning their foreign workforce.

Alison Anderson

CEO & Founder, SuccessionMatching

Alison Anderson is the Founder and CEO of SuccessionMatching, a website for business buyers, sellers, and succession planning professionals. With a background in Human Resources and Economic Development, Alison has always worked alongside entrepreneurs to help them compete and succeed, and she currently works with business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to implement succession planning and facilitate ownership transitions.