Today, Sobhana is the associate vice-president (AVP) of external relations at Simon Fraser University. As AVP, Sobhana is excited to have the opportunity to use her knowledge of BC’s public service while working with government and other diverse partners, including First Nations leaders and communities, to strengthen the engagement between them.
My wife Anna and I plan to take more risks and expand our leadership development company internationally, to reflect on what we have more and live in a state of gratitude every day and to leave a legacy by helping people find their true purpose and happiness in life. Our company, my books and our foundation KRE-AT Smiles will be our legacy to our family and those we have helped.
Be prepared to take up any type of work initially to get established in the new country. Take courses through night school to advance one’s choice of skills. I encourage others to volunteer to stay active in mind and body, make connections and continue to learn. Work hard and try not to get discouraged as Canada is a wonderful country and an opportunity to move forward.
It was work that brought Praveen Kumar Vijaykumar and his wife Reshmi Vishwanath to Canada in 2012.
Like most immigrants, the Bhans faced two major challenges on moving here – dealing with the weather and finding a job.
It’s been 20 years in Canada for the Nairs and they describe is at being “absolutely wonderful.” Reminiscing on their journey, Domani believes they have come a long way since 1996. “We have no regrets moving here. We were able to sponsor my parents here from Bangalore [now Bengaluru] in 2000 and having them live with us was of great help when our daughters were born.”