Season 2 – Episode 4
Immigrating to Canada and seeking a better life is a dream many have shared, chased, and achieved. Alberto Rodil, a settlement worker from the Philippines, shares his story about how he moved his family to Canada and how he worked hard in survival jobs and school until he reached his dream. If you’re hopeful about moving to Canada, you’ll want to learn as much as possible about the country before coming here to ensure your success. The YMCA pre-arrival service called Next Stop Canada is perfect for this, providing two different online programs for youth and adults, and you can learn more about them in our episode. After that is a look at a bridge program providing invaluable support for internationally trained mental health professionals and psychologists looking to adapt to working in Canada. And lastly, we talk to Mark Patterson, the executive director of Magnet. Magnet is an online job matching platform designed to address unemployment and is a worthwhile tool for new immigrants to use.