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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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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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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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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Aminollah Sabzevari working for justice

Iranian-born crown counsel from Edmonton shares tips on the Canada’s legal profession Iranian-born Aminollah Sabzevari is a successful young lawyer promoting justice in Edmonton, Alberta. As crown counsel with the Department of Justice Canada, he has conducted proceedings in all levels of courts, from the Court of Appeal of Alberta to the Federal Court of […]

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SFU’s Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan leads with optimism

From social work to university leadership, Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan’s career has been defined by a positive outlook, building relationships — and a little bit of adventure Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan likes to call herself an optimist. Chatting in a coffee shop at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., Jaya-Madhavan speaks candidly about life, work and her immigration journey […]

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Chinese-born Maggie Lu builds STEM career in Canada

Using science and technology to break down barriers as an immigrant Maggie Lu grew up in China with a keen passion for science and technology. She was interested in the many ways chemicals could be used to improve people’s lives. Upon completing her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, Lu moved to Canada in […]

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Career counsellor’s book helps newcomers

Multifaceted author Paul Atanya’s new book, Destination Canada: Tools for Success There is a career practitioner in Calgary who has juiced out 20 years of his entire experience and expertise into a book, called Destination Canada: Tools for Success, with the sole aim of helping qualified immigrants find their professional footing in Canada. We are […]

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Colombian couple brings their coffee to Canadians

Juan Sarmiento and Laura Roa’s journey into the coffee industry started in their home country of Colombia in 2012. A resource rich country, one of Colombia’s main export crops is coffee, but most locals didn’t know much about the crop, nor had they tasted it. Roa was working in the hotel industry and constantly heard […]

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