March 3, 2009
Recent immigrant Paul Liu, a computer science graduate from China, says even a coffee shop wouldn’t hire him after he first landed in Canada a few years ago. So he resigned himself to go back to China with a three-year plan – to improve his English, expand his professional knowledge and find a job in his field.
But he didn’t have to do that, thanks to the Career Bridge program. After hearing about the immigrant internship program, he applied and got an internship position with the City of Mississauga. That job eventually turned into a full-time intermediate buyer position.
Liu’s journey to finding success in this country and his contribution to the vibrancy of the Greater Toronto Area’s labour market, is among the many stories exhibited in the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)’s 20 Journeys: A Visual Essay of the Immigrant Experience.
The travelling photo exhibition was recently stationed at the Mississauga Civic Centre. The photo essay by a Bangladeshi immigrant features immigrants from China, India, Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria, Lebanon, Israel, Singapore, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Reference: Canadian Immigrant Magazine