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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Jagjit Sanghera’s slice of success with Pizza Factory

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:57:24 +0000

Running a pizza restaurant chain wasn’t Jagjit Sanghera’s plan when he immigrated from India, but it’s made his Canadian journey a delicious one Like all good success stories, Jagjit (Sam) Sanghera has a tale worth listening to. Since he’s the owner of the Pizza Factory — one of the largest locally owned pizza chains in […]

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Bernard Laryea motivates youth to pursue excellence

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 17:49:43 +0000

With his Toronto youth program Dare to be Different Motivational speaker, youth worker and entrepreneur Bernard Laryea remembers a time when he felt there was something missing in his life. The Ghanian-born immigrant describes it as “a passion that was burning inside him,” but was “trapped.” It was his desire to give back and inspire […]

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The Zaveris path to success in Canada

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:33:28 +0000

Husband-and-wife Vishal and Trupti Zaveri help other newcomers with their financial consultancy business Vishal Zaveri and his wife, Trupti, came to Canada in 2005, both with professional backgrounds — he in IT and she in accounting. However, as many new immigrants do, upon their arrival in Canada, the couple went about accepting any job that […]

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