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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 […]

​Supporting immigrants before they land in Canada

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 […]

Communication is fundamental to the workplace

An immigrant success story: Rishin Behl

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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!

Learning to be “The First Dancer” with immigrant author Majid Kazmi

Same Shoes, Different Doors – Interview with author Sukhjit Singh

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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 […]

Achievements of immigrants recognized in Calgary

An immigrant success story: Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Shuvra

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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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