Hamilton has a long history of welcoming newcomers and those who are looking to build a new life. Watch Hamilton newcomers share their experiences settling in Hamilton. Welcome to Hamilton!
My Hamilton Story
Incredible strength of character, resilience, international experience, adaptability and motivation. Watch four new Canadians share their stories of success in Hamilton.
One year ago, Hamilton rose to the occasion and opened hearts and homes to Syrian newcomers. Watch how Hamiltonians from all corners of the city worked together to welcome and support newcomers.
Saima dreamed of a good education for her children. To give her children more opportunities to succeed, Saima left her home in Pakistan and came to Canada in 2008.
Débora Jesus moved from Brazil to Canada and is now completing her masters at McMaster University. She loves how nature surrounds Hamilton, enjoys exploring James Street North, and hopes to settle in Hamilton.
“Nothing is impossible, be strong and work hard and do not hesitate to ask for help,” says Saba Al-Azzawi. Saba’s Hamilton story contains valuable tips for newcomers.