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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.

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 […]

Calgary community to recognize its immigrants and refugees of distinction

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 […]

Put what you have to good use

Rhose Harris-Galia is promoting patient care while touching lives in Nunavut

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“I never entered the nursing field planning to make an impact. But it’s very gratifying when people say, “Thanks again for all the help you gave”, whether it was last week or it was 10 years ago,” says Rhose Harris-Galia. She was looking for an adventure and it landed her in Baffin Island in the […]

Calgary community to recognize its immigrants and refugees of distinction

An immigrant success story: Gurpreet Bajwa

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Gurpreet Bajwa’s story is a true personification of the realization of the Canadian Dream. It serves to reaffirm that persistence and a positive attitude can overcome the barriers to any immigrant’s achievements in their new home. After all, the Canadian Dream isn’t merely the chasing of wealth, but the hope that one can reach their […]

This Vancouver entrepreneur is teaching children for free during the pandemic

An immigrant success story: Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam

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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 […]

An immigrant success story: Bhanu Aery

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