A series showcasing immigrants to Canada with extraordinary stories.
Amy Giang (founder of Lube Town) emigrated with her family from Vietnam to Calgary in 1985. Along with her parents and brothers, the family arrived in Canada during winter. They had no money, no winter clothes and nobody in the family spoke a word of English! Despite the initial circumstances, Giang’s parents were able […]
Kristy Shen grew up in rural China with her family, where they lived on less than 1$ a day. At the age of 7, she immigrated to Canada with her family. In her recently published book “Quit Like a Millionaire” she chronicles her journey to financial freedom and gives readers an interesting insight into […]
Tobi Lutke moved from Germany to Canada in 2002 at the age of 22 after meeting his now-wife, a Canadian from Ottawa, on a snowboarding trip to Whistler, BC. As a kid, Tobi was diagnosed with a variety of learning disabilities. He grew up with dyslexia so reading was a struggle for him. […]
Tareq Hadhad and his family have a long history of chocolate craftsmanship. After the war in Syria, they lost everything, including their home and their chocolate factory. These unfortunate circumstances lead them to Canada in 2015 with the hope of starting a new life. With the help of the local community and driven by […]