New Canadians take the citizenship oath during a ceremony in Vancouver. (Photographs by Brian Howell)
There’s a joke a lot of immigrants don’t laugh at: If you need a doctor or a lawyer, call a taxi. It’s not funny because it’s too close to reality.
For many immigrants, coming to Canada is a search for a better life. That was the case with my mom and I when, after years of waiting and frantically studying English, we finally moved here from Ukraine in 2002. The promise was that my mom Iryna, a trained and practicing speech therapist from Kiev who also spent …read more