Mony Shohayeb and her family are at home in Hamilton after moving from Egypt This is the first profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Omneya (Mony) Shohayeb Country of origin: Egypt Came to Canada: 2007 Occupation: Author/Writer Describe your working life: I am a writer and have published […]

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) will be hosting the 21st annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala on March 10, 2017 at the Westin, Calgary. For the last twenty years the ISC has celebrated diversity and the outstanding contributions of immigrants and refugees to Calgary and the community. The theme for the 21st IDA gala is “Global […]

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Skills for Change honoured the contribution of immigrants to the growth and development of Canada at its 2016 Pioneers for Change Awards Gala. The seven honoured immigrants came from different walks of lives and were grateful for the opportunity that Canada gave them to excel and blossom. The successful immigrants spoke about what helped them succeed […]

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Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam’s first impression of Canada was its great summer weather and its diversity. “In the malls, subway, wherever I looked there were people from different ethnic backgrounds and different colors. That gave me the confidence that I too can succeed in Canada,” he says. An internationally trained physician with an immigrant success story […]

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The Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) was launched to serve immigrants before they enter Canada, so they come prepared to find a job and settle down without much delay. Armand Landas, an infrastructure engineer and a CIIP graduate from Manila, Philippines talks about the kind of support he received from his CIIP counselor and how he […]

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The challenge is not moving to another country. It’s making that country home. Sukhjit Singh brought his skills and experience to Canada in search of a new path. However, like most immigrants, he had to go through the grind. For Sukhjit, the path was made easier through volunteering. By lending his expertise to not for […]

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“I love Canada and I want to live here for the rest of my life”, says Marcos Garcia Hernandez, who came to Canada directly from jail after being a political prisoner in Cuba for eight years. Although he had the choice – and intention – of moving from Canada to another country, something changed his […]

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“I was so excited and happy to vote for the first time in the Canadian federal elections,” says Gustavo Linares, a paralegal from Guatemala who came to Canada in 2010 and recently became a Canadian citizen. “The right to vote is a great power – to choose your members of parliament, to change the government. […]

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Wanting to know how is living in a small town in Canada, as an immigrant? Small towns provide plenty of opportunities to connect to jobs, to volunteer, build relationships and a safe place to raise children, says Edward David, an immigrant from India and a successful graduate of the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP). Unlike […]

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2011 recipient of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, Gautam Nath shares his journey with us. He talks about why he chose to leave his home in India and come to Canada. After the initial honeymoon period was over, he realized he had to work hard to achieve his dreams here. His past experience could […]

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