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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.

Achievements of immigrants recognized in Calgary

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“Global Talent – Canada’s Advantage,” was the theme for the Immigrants of Distinction Awards held on March 10, 2017 at the Westin Calgary Hotel. The 21st annual event hosted by the Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) celebrated the outstanding achievements and contributions of immigrant members in the Calgary community. This particular year, Immigrants of Distinction Awards also served […]

Calgary community to recognize its immigrants and refugees of distinction

At home in Hamilton after Egypt and the U.S.

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Mony Shohayeb and her family are at home in Hamilton after moving from Egypt This is the first profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Omneya (Mony) Shohayeb Country of origin: Egypt Came to Canada: 2007 Occupation: Author/Writer Describe your working life: I am a writer and have published […]

An immigrant success story: Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Shuvra

Immigrant Services Calgary to host 21st Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) will be hosting the 21st annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala on March 10, 2017 at the Westin, Calgary. For the last twenty years the ISC has celebrated diversity and the outstanding contributions of immigrants and refugees to Calgary and the community. The theme for the 21st IDA gala is “Global […]

An immigrant success story: Antonio F. Urdaneta

Pioneers for Change 2016 recognizes successful immigrants from different walks of lives

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Skills for Change honoured the contribution of immigrants to the growth and development of Canada at its 2016 Pioneers for Change Awards Gala. The seven honoured immigrants came from different walks of lives and were grateful for the opportunity that Canada gave them to excel and blossom. The successful immigrants spoke about what helped them succeed […]

An immigrant success story: Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam

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: Alberto Rodil

Gustavo’s story: I have the responsibility to give back to Canada

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“I was so excited and happy to vote for the first time in the Canadian federal elections,” says Gustavo Linares, a paralegal from Guatemala who came to Canada in 2010 and recently became a Canadian citizen. “The right to vote is a great power – to choose your members of parliament, to change the government. […]

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

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 […]

Celebrating immigrant leadership, innovation and diversity

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