About the WebsiteThe Newcomer is an interactive website that motivates and inspires Canadian newcomers into action by showcasing a series of interviews of successful immigrants who were once in the same shoes but with their hard work, perseverance and strategy, today are successfully established in their respective fields.
These interviews will look into the journey that each immigrant undertook and the decisions and choices they had to make to reach where they are today. This is an online space of cumulative experiences that help shape up the Canadian social landscape.
" When I came to Canada it was natural that I build upon that experience. It was definitely hard for me as a newcomer to adjust and adapt to such a different way of life/ work/ study. Like all newcomers I also came across many challenges initially but I was very lucky to have a strategy for the long term from the very start which is unfolding very nicely and I find that the most difficult times are now behind me. "
About the ProducerAsim Farhan - Digital Producer
Asim has enjoyed an extensive background in media, from teaching in media to producing documentaries, to academic project management and consultancies and digital content production.
By doing this project, Asim aims to keep providing newcomers with role models who share their amazing experiences of struggle and perseverance and give advice and guidance so that transitioning to professional careers in Canada becomes a reality for those who had careers back in their home countries.
“Ive learned so much in these initial years that I couldn't have done that back home in such a short time. In the start it is difficult but the rewards are incredible. This has been one amazing journey and I love every minute of it.”