Category: WE DID IT

Immigrant Spotlight: Q & A with Artur Gnandt

Tell us your story of coming to Canada as an immigrant. AG: We came to Canada 5 years ago from Romania. Life was challenging in Eastern Europe, my wife and I had great jobs, but that wasn’t enough to prosper....

/ August 8, 2017

Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story

“Obviously it hasn’t been easy – but now I feel home. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and where I have come from,” says Chantal, who now works as a Therapeutic Counsellor for people with dementia and their families....

/ June 19, 2017

Newcomers get certified to work at heights

Ontario has rolled in a new law requiring all workers in the construction industry to have ‘Working at Heights’ certification. For newcomers to Canada, there can be barriers to accessing this training. IWC has stepped in the gap - offering...

/ April 25, 2017

One woman’s path to Canadian citizenship

For many newcomers to Canada, building a life in a new country is full of anticipation and opportunity, but also challenge and obstacle. For immigrants who left behind an established life in their home country, starting from scratch can be...

/ April 6, 2017

Hamilton: get ready to meet a new cohort of welders

Mohamad Alshami is a professional welder from Syria – and is ready to launch in the Hamilton workforce. He’s worked for 10 years doing oil pipeline welding and heavy equipment repair. He comes from a long line of welders -...

/ February 1, 2017

Meet the entrepreneur behind Hamilton’s The Café

It’s been eight months since Magda Wierzbicka opened the doors to The Café, a cozy café in Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood. While it serves an array of loose leaf teas, baked goods, and steaming coffee – regulars are coming for...

/ January 12, 2017