Immigrant Spotlight: Marbell

Like many immigrants from Central America, Marbell Flores, her husband and their six-month-old son came to Canada in search of a better life, leaving the political turmoil of their native Nicaragua behind. The 53-year-old recalls her arrival in 1985 in...

/ December 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Ponsiree

Meet Ponsiree Sae Lim, a 38-year-old single mother who was born in Thailand and is determined to be an independent woman here in Hamilton. Before coming to Canada in 2004, she managed her own hair salon. She arrived as a...

/ November 19, 2011

Workshop eases job search

Job Search Workshop – JSW, is a free workshop for newcomers who need assistance in their job search in Canada. At the JSW, it is recognized that the main goal of the job seeker is to find the opportunity that...

/ November 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Julia Serna

Julia Serna loves to make fresh coffee for her customers in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, and she is proud to be the original vendor of fair-trade, organic coffee in the Market. “She likes working with people, enjoys the opportunity to...

/ November 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Linda Mao

Linda Mao moved to Canada with her family from China. As a new immigrant, she had to face a new social system and unknown experiences. Although she was a doctor at a municipal hospital in China, she found an entry-level...

/ November 9, 2011

Family granted residency after 17 year struggle

Lillian Montenegro left Guatemala in 1994, fleeing her country’s thirty six year civil war. She went to the United States seeking a stable place to start her family. Settling in California, she gave birth to two children. For ten years,...

/ October 19, 2011