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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.

An immigrant success story: Antonio F. Urdaneta

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If it is the will of man to overcome difficulty, then difficulty does not stand in his way. Antonio Urdaneta, a practicing lawyer from Venezuela had a long waiting period to get himself accredited in Canada. The wait can break the spirit of many individuals but those who persevere are the ones who inspire. Accredited […]

Calgary community to recognize its immigrants and refugees of distinction

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 […]

Celebrating immigrant leadership, innovation and diversity

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 […]

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

An immigrant success story in a small rural town in BC

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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 […]

​Supporting immigrants before they land in Canada

Celebrating immigrant leadership, innovation and diversity

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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 […]

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

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