Welcome to the premier issue of Immigrant Muse Magazine.
I feel honoured to have carried and birthed this brainchild. Immigrant Muse was born from my experience as an immigrant. I came to Canada three years ago with my husband, four pieces of 23kg luggage, and a truckload of dreams and aspirations. However, we found settling in a lot more daunting than we had anticipated. A year after landing, I created a blog to write about my settlement journey. The feedback I got from readers showed the need for something more than a blog. I saw the need for advocacy and a consolidated information platform for immigrants. Hence, Immigrant Muse was established.
Immigrant Muse Magazine’s mission is to advocate for the immigrant community and provide the information, resources, and tools to navigate the Canadian system and culture.
I am happy to bring you a wide range of contents in this issue of Immigrant Muse. You’ll be inspired by the journey of various immigrants achieving exceptional feats in business, non-profit, sports, and politics; get in-depth information on the licensure process for internationally trained nurses; understand the foundation to financial freedom as an immigrant; and if you don’t have plans for winter already, we share some ideas for winter activities.
When you read our advocacy content, I hope you take some time to think about some of the policies and practices that affect immigrants in Canada and how you can make changes from your sphere of influence for the benefit of all. We hope to influence these policies and practices one person at a time.
The Immigrant Muse Magazine is published online monthly and in print quarterly. Recommend the print issue to organizations, libraries, community groups, settlement agencies, and anyone that could benefit from it.
If you’d like to read about specific topics or have stories to share with us, please send an email to email@example.com. I’ll be delighted to hear from you.
Immigrant Muse is developing a mobile app to coordinate all settlement and integration efforts within one powerful platform for all stakeholders. I am earnestly looking forward to the launch of the iMuse app. With the iMuse app, immigrants will easily access the information, resources, programs, and services relevant to each stage of their settlement journey; and service providers will reach immigrants most likely to benefit from their programs and services. We will launch this app by the spring 2022 issue. Email me if you would like to learn more about this app or to partner with us.