Like many others, Chidi Iwuchukwu has first-hand experience of immigrating to and settling in Canada. He learnt several things along the way but isn’t one to keep the wisdom to himself. Chidi is committed to helping newcomers by sharing his experiences and top tips in his book, Coming to Canada: The Ultimate Success Guide for New Immigrants and Travelers.
In this interview, we chat with the Edmonton resident about it. Chidi arrived from Nigeria in 2017 with his wife and three boys. He shares: “The decision to move to Canada has been the most disruptive of the risk that I have taken in my life because there are so many things that we need to do and start afresh… so many transitions, too.”
He wanted to prepare those coming to Canada now for the challenges newcomers typically face and how one can tackle them and plan a smooth transition. Chidi says his guidebook “is like having a friend by your side as you navigate everything you need to know about settling into Canadian life”, including acquiring necessary legal documents, living arrangements and homeownership, transportation, healthcare, work culture, school systems, government structure, and interpersonal relationships. Watch the interview for more.
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