We recently sat down with Sanjid Anik of the Centre For Canadian Immigration to learn about her and how her organization supports newcomers to Canada.
Tell us about yourself, Sanjid!
Sure! I’m a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) by profession and an enthusiast of storytelling and cross-culture dialogue. I’m an avid traveler and a certified “Life Skills Coach”. I have over nine years of work experience in student development, advising, and recruitment in the Canadian public higher education sector. I was a co-creator and facilitator of the 2016 Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) award-winning intercultural dialogue program “Glocal-Links” at Ryerson University. Before moving to Toronto, Canada in 1997, I lived in two mega-cities of the world – Dhaka, Bangladesh & Bangkok, Thailand. In an ever-changing world, I find peace in music, cycling, cooking, and inspiring others.
What is the Centre for Canadian Immigration’s mission?
Our mission to provide authentic information and support to people from all over the world, who want to make Canada their new home.
Why did you choose to work at the Centre for Canadian Immigration?
I founded my first company “Global Academia Consulting Inc,” a Canadian Higher Education consultation firm, and “Centre for Canadian Immigration” is a sister concern of G.A. Consulting Inc.
How does the Centre for Canadian Immigration support newcomers to Canada?
We do full assessment of our clients and create a pathway for a smooth immigration process, pre-arrival support, settlement support and services and anything in-between.
What is the best part about working at the Centre for Canadian Immigration?
To be able to see people’s ability to accept or deny their reality.
What’s the best advice you have for newcomers to Canada?
Appreciate the new life, but never forget where you come from.
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