Experience Hamilton’s first Newcomer Day as we take you through the highlights of this welcoming community event. From the fun activities to the solemn citizenship ceremony, there’s something for everyone. Find out what locals and newcomers enjoyed about the day and how the city invited new immigrants to celebrate! Join the party at Hamilton’s Newcomer […]

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Hamilton is a welcoming and diverse city in the province of Ontario that welcomes newcomers. We met with a number of new immigrants to hear how living in Hamilton has enhanced their Canadian experience. Get a sense of the city and the way of life there by hearing their stories. Students looking to study in […]

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On the western tip of Lake Ontario is the city of Hamilton, a city ready to welcome in new immigrants. Jim Vanderveken, the Chair of Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council, speaks about the diverse opportunities and support that Hamilton offers. These resources help make a home here for newcomers like Pedro and Diego Cortes, and Hazem […]

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The fantasy to make a new life in Canada became reality for one photography student who took the chance to move from China to study at Mohawk College in Hamilton. He stood out from his fellow students, always looking to improve, and completed his college program with flying colours. Soon after, a job and the […]

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Hamilton may be nicknamed Steeltown for its massive metal production, but small businesses are just as valued in the community. The government program Small Business Enterprise Centre run by city hall is there to help support and encourage entrepreneurs. This centre offers resources to business owners to ensure they have the right support, research, plans […]

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If you’re itching to start a new business in Canada, Vanh Kalong’s story will inspire you. This immigrant entrepreneur started off with the help of Hamilton’s city hall to open her first restaurant. After feeling the success of her first venture, Kalong went on to open six more restaurants in the city. Have a look […]

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This is the fifth profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Maria De Tina Country of Origin: Brazil Came to Canada: June 2011 Occupation: Music teacher Where are you employed? I am a musician and work as a guitar teacher, giving private music lessons. I am enrolled in a […]

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Stylist grateful for free ESL lessons and for help obtaining licence This is the fifth profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Mari Yegorgorji Country of origin: Originally from Iran but lived in Turkey before migrating to Canada Came to Canada: June 2011 Occupation: Hairstylist Describe your work: I […]

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Nelma Llanora-Vega came to Hamilton from the Philippines in 2009 because she wanted a better future for her family. This is the fourth profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Nelma Llanora-Vega Country of origin: Philippines Came to Canada: 2009 Occupation: Social worker Where are you employed? I am […]

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You don’t have to be idle. Put what you have to good use, says Girmay Assefaw. This is the third profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Girmay Assefaw Country of origin: Eritrea Year of Arrival: 2012 Occupation: Machinist Describe your work I am employed at Zaniko Machining in […]

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