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We are a country of successful immigrants, all of whom started off as newcomers at some point in time. Here, we bring you the stories of such successful immigrant professionals and entrepreneurs, stories to inspire and help you set personal goals for your own life and also be successful in your new home country.

This Vancouver entrepreneur is teaching children for free during the pandemic

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Immigrants in the Vancouver area (British Columbia) represent 41% of the population and play a huge role in its social and economic development. Meet Kavita Dau, a young immigrant entrepreneur, who has been giving back to her community by teaching kids for free online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kavita is the founder and CEO of […]

Mari makes her mark on beauty business

How the Asian community helped revive the Charlottetown Skating Club

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When the Charlottetown Skating Club, which has been in operation for over six decades, struggled to attract as many skating enthusiasts as earlier, a parent of a member in the club’s junior program came to its rescue. He, along with the many visitors of his Asian store, helped revive this club in Prince Edward Island […]

This Vancouver entrepreneur is teaching children for free during the pandemic

Meet Gina Cody, a foreign-student-turned-engineering-superhero of Concordia

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Gina Cody’s mother, who married young, wanted her daughters to continue their education, and be independent. Gina, who came to Canada in 1979 during the revolution in Iran, not only carried on the mission that was given to her by her mother, but became the first woman in her program at Concordia University to finish […]

This Vancouver entrepreneur is teaching children for free during the pandemic

This immigrant is a warrior of food wastage

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Tons of food nearing its best-before date at grocery stores and other places often end up in the bin. Igor Bjelac, a Serbian immigrant who moved to Canada in 2015, took it upon himself to prevent this wastage of food while feeding people in need in the city of Coquitlam in British Columbia. His quest […]

Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, Canada’s new way to support LGBTQ refugees

Calgary community to recognize its immigrants and refugees of distinction

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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 […]

An immigrant success story: Antonio F. Urdaneta

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