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 […]
After years of travelling and exploring the world, we reached a point in which we yearned to find a country that could become home to us. We began the process by envisioning a location that could provide security, freedom, natural beauty, a sense of community, adventure and opportunity. Of all the places we had travelled […]
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. […]