Welcome Northumberland Newcomers Network
We are a group of newcomers and long-term immigrants, and we exist as a support network as well as an advocacy group for newcomer entrepreneurs to Northumberland County.
Our advocacy includes raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by newcomers and proposing policy solutions at the municipal level.
We also organize events, together with our partners, to create opportunities for newcomers and long-term businesses in the county to meet and network.
On our first year, the network is led by a strong partnership between two immigrant entrepreneurs: Parv Billing and Mario Pareja.
Parv owns seven Subway franchises in Cobourg and Trenton. He came to Canada in 1999 from India.
Mario, who immigrated to Canada from Colombia in 1990 with his family, owns Cobourg KIA.