Walaa

Walaa

Walaa’s Story   Walaa, a recent arrival from Syria, shares how she transformed her resettlement experience from an ordeal to an opportunity in Canada. This is her story;   Where is Lebanon? (Geology.com) “I moved from Syria to Lebanon when I was 16. Four...
Lamis

Lamis

Lamis’s Story Lamis is a new arrival from Syria who came to Canada through The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP). Jumpstart Refugee Talent has partnered with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) to support the EMPP program, and as such, Lamis was referred to our...
Ardit

Ardit

Ardit’s Story Arriving in Canada, Ardit hoped to get a job in finance, but quickly found himself shifting to a new career and starting his own business. This is his story.  “My grandfather used to say: ‘it is always better to move around in circles doing...
Ron

Ron

Ron’s Story Ron, a recent arrival from Indonesia, shares his journey of seeking asylum in Canada and finding a meaningful employment. This is his story!  The Great Leap: by Ron. Coming to Canada as a refugee has led to the greatest leap in my...
Fairuz

Fairuz

Fairuz’s Story Fairuz is a pseudonym. Her name was changed for this story to protect her privacy and her work.  Fairuz, a newly arrived refugee from Afghanistan, lost hope and the life she has built for herself and her family when she was forced to leave...
Fadi

Fadi

Fadi’s Story *Fadi is a pseudonym. His name was changed for this story to protect his privacy.  Fadi arrived in Canada as a refugee, right before a global pandemic hit. He struggled at first, but then found his way. This is his story;  “I was born in...