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Shaif's Story

Shaif's Story

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Shaif, his wife Dilruba and daughter Marjan immigrated from Bangladesh to Canada on January 25, 2013. Before arriving in Canada, Shaif worked in a family owned grocery store. The family went to the Newcomer Welcome Centre soon after arrival where they received information on services...


Patrick's Story

Patrick's Story

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O Canada! Our Noble and Caring Land By Ziad Al-Husseini     I am relatively new to Canada. I arrived in Regina in September 2012. I enrolled in the Enhanced Language Training Program (ELT) offered by Regina Open Door Society which helps newcomers to familiarize themselves with the Canadian...


Meet Tha Lay Too Paw: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Tha Lay Too Paw: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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I'm from a Thailand refugee camp.  When I lived in the camp I didn't get much education so that was hard for me.  In 2007, I got a chance to come to Canada.  I arrived in Regina on October 8th, 2007.  We were so happy to come here and have a better life.  I have been in Canada five years.  I...


Meet Mu R'Na Hser: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Mu R'Na Hser: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Posted in 2013 Bursary Recipients

I was born in a family who stongerly believed in the importance of education and being hightly motivated by my parents.  I have always strived to be the best student. The purpose of applying for the newcomer bursary is I have a long term goals to continue with my social work degree that will...


Farida's Story

Farida's Story

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Farida was operating a restaurant and women’s clothing shop in Congo when war came to her home. She was forced to flee to a refugee camp in Ethiopia and eventually moved to Canada with her youngest son. In the turmoil of escaping from enemy soldiers she was separated from her two older boys,...


Manjinder's Story

Manjinder's Story

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I came from India with two years of research experience in Nanotechnology and having completed Masters in Electronics. Based on my research and education, although I got my Engineer-in-Training license, I never had a technical job. I joined RODS ELT (Enhanced Language Training) program...


Meet Tha Mu Eh - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Tha Mu Eh - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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I came to Canada five years ago form Tailand as a refugee. I have worked hard and this semester I will be ocmpleting my grade 12 at Martin Colliegiate. I believe that my exellent academic record and service work make me a good candiadate for this scholarship. English is my second language but...


Meet M?Thu Hser Lah - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet M?Thu Hser Lah - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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I am M’thu Hser Lah and I moved to Canada in 2007. I arrived here September 2007. I am presently a grade twelve student at Balfour Collegiate and plan to further my education. At Balfour Collegiate, the teachers are very nice and I have learned how to respect them and other people. I have...


Meet Lahset Lay - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Lahset Lay - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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My name is Lahset Lay. I am from a Thailand Refugee Camp. Novemer 2006 I came to Canada with my parents and seven siblings. I came to Canada because of the war in Burma. Burmese military tried to elminate our ethnic group and take over our land. My parents moved from place to place because of...


Meet K?tru Paw - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet K?tru Paw - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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I am K’tru Paw. I lived in Thailand refugee camp for 12 years with my parents and three siblings. But now we have been in Canada for four years and eight months. It is very difficult for me to understand everything. I am a grade twelve student at Martin Collegiate. In school, I try my best to...


Meet Amir Samadyar - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Amir Samadyar - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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My Name is Amir Samadyar. When I was a boy, my parents left everything and everyone behind in order to start a new life. Beginning a new life was not easy and it did not happen quickly; it was a 15 year process. My ethnicity is complex. My parents are Afghan, but I was born and grew up in Iran....


Meet Amina Ibrahim - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

Meet Amina Ibrahim - 2012 Newcomers Bursary Winner

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My Name is Amina Ibrahim. I am from Somalia. I have lived in Canada since February 2008. I live with my mom and five siblings. My family escaped from war in Somali in 1986, and then my family immigrated to Malwi and lived in a refugee camp. We lost our dad in 2001. My family applied to come...