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Stories of Immigrants of Toronto. Aiming to open people’s minds through real stories of immigration.

Stories of Immigrants of Toronto. Aiming to open people’s minds through real stories of immigration.

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Canada

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Stories of Immigrants of Toronto. Aiming to open people’s minds through real stories of immigration.

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English


Episodes

Ep #62: Kate Johnson (England)

4/20/2021
In this episode, I chat with Kate Johnson. She's my first guest from England and also hosts a podcast for immigrants in Canada. Today, instead of being the interviewer, she'll be sharing her story with us. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an immigrant and you...

Duration:00:29:25

Ep #61: Shauna Cole (Career Coach)

4/11/2021
In this episode, I chat with Career Coach and Expert Shauna Cole about newcomers' discrimination and underemployment. One of the most challenging situations a newcomer can experience is underemployment. Shauna Cole has been working with new immigrants for a while, and today she'll be sharing some advice. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts....

Duration:00:32:02

Ep #60: Margarita de Antuñano (Mexico)

4/5/2021
In this episode, I speak with Margarita de Antuñano. She moved from Mexico to Canada when she was 22 years old. She shares her immigration story with us today. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an immigrant and you want to share your story on the show, go to...

Duration:00:31:27

Ep #59: Microaggressions and their impact on immigrants

3/29/2021
Today I'll be talking about microaggressions and how they impact us as immigrants. So, what is a microaggression? According to the Oxford dictionary, a microaggression is: A statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group.Oxford Dictionary What that means is that they usually appear harmless or even as a compliment. And they're generally related to someone's identity. Let me give you an...

Duration:00:11:16

Ep #58: Sanchari Sen Rai (India)

3/22/2021
In this episode, I speak with Sanchari Sen Rai. She moved from India to Canada 10 years ago. She shares her immigration story with us today. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an immigrant and you want to share your story on the show, go to...

Duration:00:27:45

Ep #57: First Anniversary of the 2-week lockdown

3/15/2021
Today I'll be talking about the last 365 days as we commemorate the first anniversary of the 2-week lockdown. 2-week lockdown anniversary A lot of things have happened in the past year. We have seen thousands of jobs lost, people we loved have passed away, and we even saw something unprecedented, a considerable drop of the required Express Entry points to apply for the Canadian Permanent Residency. Other recommended listens: The first episode after COVID was declared a pandemicShort Series...

Duration:00:07:09

Ep #56: Asad Faruqi (Pakistan)

3/10/2021
Today, I chat with Asad Faruqi. He moved from Pakistan right when the lockdown started, and, unfortunately, he hasn't lived in the city outside of the pandemic. He also gives some good advice to newcomers who are moving to Canada during the current situation, especially on building your network at this time. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite...

Duration:00:29:54

Ep #55: Your career is more than just your job

3/2/2021
Today I'll be talking about our careers as immigrants. Sometimes we think of our career as our job, but it is more than that. A job is something temporary. Our career is our professional life. How many times have you added a section for “side projects” or “hobbies” on your resume? Most of us add every single piece of information about our previous jobs, but we miss the little things that make us who we are. What makes our career. As immigrants, we sometimes believe that we need to showcase...

Duration:00:11:11

Ep #54: Gaby Carrillo (Mexico)

2/22/2021
Today, I'll be talking with Gaby Carrillo. She's a good friend of mine, and I'm very excited to interview her for the podcast. She moved from Mexico to Toronto in 2015. Gaby talks about the importance of reinventing herself when she moved to this country (Recommended listen: Episode #27: Reinvent Yourself) She also gives some advice to newcomers. Do not be shy. Reach out to people and start building your network. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget...

Duration:00:31:32

Ep #53: Leave your ego behind

2/8/2021
Today I'll be talking about something that I’ve seen happening to many immigrants, especially the ones who come to Canada after having a successful career in their home country. Our EGO. Hello everyone, so the topic today is related to our ego. In simple words, without getting into psychology or other fields where I’m not an expert. The ego is simply put as an inflated feeling of pride that makes us stand out when we compare ourselves to others. So, having an ego is not a bad thing, it can...

Duration:00:11:47

Ep #52: Home is where we’re living in the moment (with Garry Donaghy)

2/2/2021
Today, I'll be talking with Garry Donaghy. He's originally from Scotland, but, as he says, he no longer has a Scottish accent, so that's why most people can understand what he says. He lived in Japan for a few years and moved to Toronto in 2019. Canada is the fourth country he lives in, so he now realizes that home is where we're living in the moment. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or...

Duration:00:34:23

Ep #51: Improve your IELTS score (with Kristin Espinar)

1/25/2021
Today, I'll be talking about the importance of improving your IELTS score, not only for immigration purposes but as a way to communicate appropriately. For this, I have a special guest today, Kristin Espinar, an IELTS expert. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an...

Duration:00:34:50

Ep #50: An Amazing Trip So Far

1/18/2021
50 episodes later, I talk about what an amazing trip has been doing this podcast, what got me started with it, and how I've managed to do 50 episodes! Subscribe & Follow! Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts! And, if you haven’t done so already, follow Immigrants of Toronto on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on social media, I reply to every message I...

Duration:00:20:35

Ep #49: Losing a loved one while living abroad

1/11/2021
Happy 2021 everyone! Today I'll be talking about a situation we all immigrants fear. Losing a loved one while living abroad. Welcome to the first episode of 2021. I want to start this episode by stating that I planned this episode to come a week early and be about new year's resolutions and how to achieve our goals. I will release that episode later, but I decided to change this one due to something that happened recently. Unfortunately, on Christmas eve, we received a call that we wish we...

Duration:00:12:25

Ep #48: 30 years in Canada (with Lalaine Aquino-Rizzotto)

12/23/2020
In this episode, Oscar Cecena interviews Lalaine Aquino-Rizzotto. She moved from the Phillippines to Canada in 1990 via the Live-in Caregiver Program. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an immigrant and you want to share your story on the show, go to...

Duration:00:35:51

Ep #47: Watch out for bad legal advice

12/21/2020
In this episode, I'll talk about the risks of getting bad legal advice and a few techniques on how to spot it. I’m going to start today with a sad story. The other day, at my office, we were informed that one of our colleagues couldn’t work in Canada anymore. He was being asked to leave the country within 90 days. We were shocked. It is not like he was here illegally or committed a crime. No, he got his Permanent Residency denied. As his Work Permit was expiring, he couldn’t work in Canada...

Duration:00:08:29

Ep #46: That First Year (with Alma Arzate)

12/1/2020
In this episode, Oscar Cecena interviews Alma Arzate. She moved from Mexico to Canada in 2007 and she'll be talking about her experience, especially the first year in Toronto. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an immigrant and you want to share your story on the...

Duration:00:31:13

Ep #45: How to survive a Canadian Winter under COVID

11/24/2020
Today I’ll be sharing a couple of things on how to survive a Canadian Winter under COVID. This winter is going to be different than all the ones I’ve lived through before. Here in Toronto, we just started a new lockdown, which means that I won’t be doing most things that I used to do during the winter to keep me sane. As an immigrant, the Canadian winter can be challenging. And there are a few things that we need to be aware of: First, it’s cold. So unless you moved from Siberia, you’ll find...

Duration:00:09:58

Ep #44: Taking advantage of a bridging program

11/17/2020
In this episode, Oscar Cecena interviews Anjali Rego. She talks about her experience doing a bridging program and how it benefited her career. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoyed listening to this episode, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. And make sure to follow the show on Instagram and LinkedIn. Lastly, if you’re an immigrant and you want to share your story on the show, go to...

Duration:00:26:51

Ep #43: Remembrance Day Special

11/9/2020
In this episode, Oscar Cecena and Rodrigo Königs talk about Remembrance Day. The meaning of the tradition for immigrants, and share some stories of immigrants who fought for the Canadian Army during the Great War.

Duration:00:37:41