Themed around ‘Immigrants – Building Canada’s Prosperity’, the 23rd edition of the 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards to be held on March 15 A major share of Canada’s daily and future success can be attributed to its growing immigrant-refugee population. Every year, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards, presented by Immigrant Services Calgary, recognizes the exceptional […]

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Self-made entrepreneur Bassem Ghali can be an inspiration to us all. What started out as a side project at work turned into a hard-earned career in the world of search engine optimization. Bassem’s advice? Have courage and try new things! Get his full story in the video.

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Rishin Behl arrived in New Brunswick as an international student, studying mechanical engineering at the University of New Brunswick. He quickly fell in love with the area and found he wanted to stay. With the help of community resources, he started his own business and is now enjoying international success. Watch Rishin’s story here!

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Majid Kazmi joins us for a closer look at his book, The First Dancer. The book offers a different way of approaching life’s challenges, a mindset that pushes you to make the best of what you have. Kazmi also shares his opinion on how best to stand out in the crowd – a very important […]

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For Sukhjit Singh, immigrating to Canada was an eventful journey. His inspiring path took him towards volunteering and into many personal ups and downs before his eventual success. His book, Same Shoes, Different Doors, is a memoir of these twists and turns – ones that he hopes will bring encouragement to readers. Find out a […]

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Bhanu Aery worked in Tech Support back home in India and had an MBA to his name as well. He chose to move to Canada because he saw greater opportunities here. However, things seemed very different when he landed here. He struggled with the cold and struggled to find a good job. Even though he lived in Vaughan, […]

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Dr. Mizanur Shuvra knows how to tackle life’s harder challenges. His educational background in medicine took him from Bangladesh to Canada, but finding work there was harder than he expected. Positivity, hopefulness and patience – that’s what he says were crucial to his eventual success. That optimistic outlook he showed might be the key to […]

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The wait is finally over this year to nominate an immigrant in the Calgary area for their outstanding achievements to be recognized. Immigrants of Distinction Awards is an event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating immigrant individuals for the positive impact they’ve created in their community. The theme for the 2018 Immigrants of Distinction Awards is […]

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Canada’s immigrants often choose to move here for a multitude of reasons. Erkan Ucargonul had just one single reason – his daughter. To truly appreciate Erkan’s decision, we need to take a trip back in time and halfway across the globe to Turkey. Erkan had a career in Turkey that most would envy. After obtaining […]

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Celebrating the leadership, innovation and diversity among immigrants for 25 years, Pioneers for Change is an awards gala hosted by Skills for Change. This year, listen to the event coverage and speeches of the six award recipients – in the categories of Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Excellence in Youth leadership, Women in leadership, Excellence in Community […]

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