In this section, you will find stories that we hope will serve as lessons learned.
- Mr. Zhang came to Canada four yours ago. In the past four years, he only took advantage of the free language classes designed for new immigrants. As much as he wanted to find a job in his field of expertise, he has not been very successful. Through a friend, he found that there are organizations that can help him with his employment. Zhang came to In-TAC and enrolled himself in a training program. Shortly after training and with In-TAC’s referral, he landed a professional job.Had Mr. Zhang made use of the employment resources available to him sooner, his career transition would have been much shorter.
- Mr. Dong, with his wife and 2 young children, landed in Canada as immigrants carrying both cash and certified cheque with a total of over CAD$10,000. Having a misconception from China that one should never tell strangers you have money on you, Dong didn’t report to the border services officer the full amount he had and so ended up being fined.Had Mr. Dong realized the importance of declaring the amount of money he imported at the border, and also known the fact that there are no restrictions on the amount of money he could bring in, he would have strictly followed the procedure and not have resulted in a penalty.
- Ms. Liu heard that Canada has a very cold winter. She purchased a knee-length coat for her child to guard him against winter’s harsh temperatures. However, soon after she arrived in Canada, she realized that the coat she bought in China wasn’t practical at all because the child has many outdoor activities and the long winter coat created more trouble than protection.Ms. Liu should not have spent the money on that coat in China but rather, in Canada on one that would fit the needs of the child.