Brazilian-born Elton Hubner shares stories through film

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 05:23:16 +0000

Elton Hubner always has a story to share. And he has lots of inspiration to draw from. Born in Brazil to a family of European immigrants, Hubner is what you might call a global citizen, having lived in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and having travelled to 30 countries before coming to Canada in 2012. But, […]

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Homecare services company offers caregiver services and career opportunities for immigrants

Credit to Author: Johnny Zhang| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 05:45:34 +0000

Chinese-born Mary Lee heads up Homecare Group Canada Inc. Chinese-born Mary Lee is the successful entrepreneur behind Homecare Group Canada Inc., providing high-quality homecare services for clients, while offering hands-on professional training programs for those who want to be a nanny, a live-in caregiver or a live-out caregiver. Lee started her business a decade ago, […]

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The Bangalores find work and a home in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 06:18:07 +0000

Despite facing a few ups and downs, Keshav Bangalore and his wife, Preethi, have successfully settled in Canada, and now offer some tips for others In spring 2001, Keshav and Preethi Bangalore took their first steps into Canada with both hope and uncertainty. Like for other immigrants, the future was uncertain for the successful couple from […]

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Saudi-born actor Aixa Kay in the search for belonging

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 06:09:08 +0000

At first glance, she embodies a perfect Vancouverite. Dressed for the gym — her next stop — she confidently enters Lost+Found Café, a creative hub in the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver where she spends hours writing. Yet, there is something revealing about her origin when she greets me with a reassuring embrace and welcomes me to share […]

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RTV founder Taya Rtichsheva is camera ready in Winnipeg

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:57:43 +0000

Taya Rtichsheva is the perfect picture of an immigrant who found ways to prove any and all of her doubters wrong. Born and raised in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, Rtichsheva was a very active child, getting hooked on rhythmic gymnastics at the age of five and later taking classical guitar lessons, before discovering her passion for journalism. […]

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Newcomer is flying free in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:12:39 +0000

Young pilot Abdulrahman Alafghani is studying aviation in Vancouver There is an old story that is part of Abdulrahman (Abood) Alafghani’s family lore about a forefather who emigrated from Afghanistan and found a new life in Syria. It’s a story that in recent years has taken on special meaning for Alafghani as he left Saudi […]

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Translation entrepreneur Huiping Zhang making her mark

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:15:33 +0000

Wintranslation founder is recognized for her work in Indigenous translation Like many of Canada’s newcomers, Huiping Zhang’s journey to success is rooted in humble beginnings. Zhang arrived in Canada from Hengyang, China, in 1994 to complete her master’s in communications at the University of Windsor. Fresh out of grad school, she launched Wintranslation from her […]

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Argentinian-born Javier Schwersensky heads up Winnipeg Humane Society

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:47:55 +0000

Javier Schwersensky leads the non-profit animal protection agency with compassionate leadership and communications savvy Javier Schwersensky was confident in his decision to immigrate to Canada from Argentina. Born in the city of Villa Ballester, a suburban neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Schwersensky felt his personality clashed with the culture in Argentina. “Given that I spent time […]

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Indian-born Naveen Seth leads restaurant chain La Prep

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:59:44 +0000

The serial entrepreneur heads up La Prep and Indian street food restaurant Chaska, after many other entrepreneurial ventures in India and Canada Thirty years after he arrived in Canada from India barely able to speak English, serial entrepreneur Naveen Seth traces the roots of his thriving business career to lessons his father taught him when […]

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Israa Hilles has big plans for co-working space business

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:09:44 +0000

Montreal newcomer is behind Escritoire, a place for immigrant entrepreneurs and freelancers to connect Israa Hilles is a young, creative entrepreneur who, after only one year in Montreal, opened her own business and won Canada’s Futurpreneur Award 2018. Of Palestinian origin, Hilles was born in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and arrived in Canada in 2015. After […]

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