Raquel Padua and her family moved to
“At first, we didn’t know how to begin with our new life,” Raquel said. “We don’t have relatives. We were afraid to face the new challenges and we were uncertain how to find a job.”
Raquel researched “Services for Newcomers,
“When I arrived to the NIC, I felt the welcoming atmosphere from all the staff,” she said. “The Y led me in the right direction. I accessed all the available services from settlement to employment. NIC’s partnership with local agencies serving immigrants and employment services is really amazing.”
In March 2009, Raquel herself was hired on a four-month contract as an Information Resource Specialist for the NIC.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to give back to the NIC,” she said. “I cherished each day I served the increasing number of mul
Today, Raquel is happily employed as a Website Program Officer for the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program.
“Now, I know I can succeed in this new world,” Raquel said. “I am grateful to the Y and NIC for their continuous help and support, providing a world of opportunity for newcomers to
To learn more about the Newcomer Information Centre, click here.