Many people have always wondered how easy it is for immigrants to settle in when they get to Canada. However, most immigrants who have shared their stories with Canadian Visa Professionals said they have been able to settle conveniently to the point of calling Canada their home.
For example, at an event Saturday in Charlottetown (tagged We’re Canada Bound: Stories of Making a New Life in Canada), an immigrant from Turkey, Meric Akmel, shared her experience of Canada becoming her home.
Meric Akmel finds a new home in Canada after migrating at 41
“Though leaving Turkey at the time meant leaving my friends and family behind, it was an exciting and frightening experience that greatly shaped me when I moved here at 41. I had to learn, unlearn and relearn so many things when I got here,” says Akmel.
She continued, “It was like I was literarily starting from scratch. The laws here in Canada are different, society is different, and how to do things are different. When I left Turkey, I was in search of peace and stability. Now settling in Prince Edward Island has granted me all.”
Moving to Canada at that age takes grit and some high-level courage, commented an expert from Canadian Visa Professionals. But it paid off now that she is settled in P.E.I.
Is Canada completely different from other countries?
Most countries differ in their laws and societal orientations. According to Canadian Visa Professionals, another immigrant from India who also calls P.E.I. her home says there is a big difference between Canada and India. While India has larger festivals and gatherings, Canada is more peaceful and calm.