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Updated: Jul 26, 2023

After graduating from university, I worked as an English teacher preparing students for overseas tests such as TOFEL/SAT/IELTS/GMAT at a large education institution back home in China. Gradually, I lost interest in this monotonous life where I could see the end of each day at a glance. When I saw some colleagues going to study in the UK, I was also inspired and decided to apply to schools abroad. I applied to several schools in Canada, Australia, and the UK. In the end, I chose to come to Canada for my graduate studies primarily because the tuition fees were the most affordable. At that time, I didn't plan to immigrate; my goal was to complete my graduate studies and return home to find a job.

I still remember my first morning waking up to the cawing of crows outside the window, the sunny day when my landlady took me to a food court after a night's rest from the long flight, and the excitement of seeing a variety of Chinese goods at T&T Supermarket for the first time with my housemate. My housemate and I didn't have change when we took the bus the first time. The helpful bus driver called out to my fellow passengers, asking if they could lend us their bus passes. Many passengers took out their bus passes without hesitation. All of these experiences instantly made me fall in love with this city.

During my studies here, I gradually heard many of my classmates around me expressing their desire to stay, especially considering the post-graduate work permits Canada offers to international students. Therefore, my mindset also changed, and I started to consider staying here for work and immigration. These years of living overseas might seem glamorous, but they also come with some drawbacks, such as feeling lonely when unable to simply call my old friend to hang out, regretting not being there for significant moments in my friends' weddings, the heightened sensitivity to messages at odd hours, the helplessness of spending all vacation days going back to China and still feeling like it wasn't enough, and the frustration of facing numerous job rejections, etc. Often, when chatting with friends who are also first-generation immigrants, I feel that our lives have lagged behind our peers back in our home country due to the time spent studying, job hunting, and establishing our life abroad. The constant exposure to such comparisons, especially on social media, can easily lead to anxiety and a loss of confidence in life. However, from my experience, perseverance in improving myself prepared myself well enough when opportunities finally came.

I am grateful to be on this land of the Indigenous Peoples, as it has allowed me to discover the potential to live independently on a foreign land, cultivate the perseverance to pursue my goals relentlessly, build a circle of friends from all around the world, and experience the diversity of various cultures. Most importantly, I have found a home here.

The above is my experience as a first-generation immigrant that I wanted to share with everyone. I also hope that through my services, I can share more with you and be a part of your immigration planning, helping you embark on your immigration journey and explore your own potential.

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