How I succeeded as a newcomer to Canada

Last year, I got my Canadian citizenship. My director says that every time I talk about newcomers and international students, there’s a sparkle in my eyes.

I first came to Canada almost a decade ago as an international student.

My family is mainly from Kolkata, India and when I graduated university, there was an opportunity to continue my education abroad in a foreign country.

My dad and I went to an Overseas Education Consultant to explore countries which offered the best academic opportunities to International Students, we looked into U.K., New Zealand and Australia. We were leaning towards Australia since we have family there, but then the agent brought up Canada and that it had great programs and was very open to immigration. That’s how my journey here started.